Active Kids Learn Better

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:

  • Morning wake up activities
  • Activity breaks, brain breaks, brain boosters and energizers
  • Active learning and academic instruction
  • Flexible seating such as sit-stand desks, pedal desks and balance boards

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!

Active Classrooms Webinar Series Recordings and Slides

Make your classroom an active one

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)

Take the Initiative and Make a Difference

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.