Classroom physical activity helps students feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety and maintain focus.
Did you know? Classroom teachers can contribute to their students’ need for movement while simultaneously teaching and reinforcing academic concepts.
There are several ways to incorporate movement into classroom learning:
Remember, if a child is sitting too long, they are missing out on vital movements that could help them learn. So take these ideas and make them your own!
Learn more about Active Classrooms Week, December 9-13 here!
Integrating movement into classroom learning can be intimidating. Active Schools and our collective impact partners work year-round to encourage and support schools across the country in creating active classroom environments.
Make the case and make a plan for providing active classrooms with these research-based but userfriendly documents from Springboard to Active Schools and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Data Brief: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools (PDF)
Infographic: Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity (PDF)
Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools (PDF)
Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies into Practice (PDF)
Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Classroom Physical Activity – FREE
BOKS Bursts – FREE
Brain Breaks powered by HOPSports – FREE
Fitbound – FREE
H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young People Energize) – FREE
OPEN’s Tools for Active Classrooms – FREE
UNICEF Kid Power Ups – FREE
Active Academics – FREE
Becoming an Active Schools Champion is a way to make a difference in the health and education of the next generation. It’s how we bring health equity to schools. It’s how we start a movement.