Encouraging kids to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle is a main goal of both teachers and afterschool professionals. We have seen many teachers asking for monthly fitness calendars to challenge students to stay active during the year, and even to take home over school break and get their family involved.
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create our first fitness calendar for the month of January 2018! Here is the link to the download:
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For January, the exercises include Lunges, Squat Jumps, Heel Kicks, and Jump & Twists. Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Wednesdays are Cardio Day, where students will spend the alloted time either skipping, jogging in place, jumping rope, or a combination of these.
The calendar also includes task cards for each challenge, so you can show your students images of the correct way to do the activites.
We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below. Here are some sample questions you can answer:
- How is this calendar helpful for your program?
- Would you like to see more variation in the fitness activites?
- If we included activity ideas other than specific exercises, what would you recommend?
- Should the number of repetitions increase by more? Or less?