BOKS is a FREE physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness

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The greatest part of the BOKS program is witnessing change of behavior from children and observing the formation of new friendships. Seeing kids come out of their shell and allowing exercise to create a sense of confidence is absolutely amazing!

Matt Belviso

Ontario

Curriculum Offerings

Elementary School

Elementary School

This 12-week curriculum focuses on getting elementary kids moving while developing a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank). Each class includes a free play period, warm up, skill, running related activities, class game, and short nutritional talk.

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Middle School

Middle School

Targeted at older students, this curriculum “hides” functional fitness skills and concepts within games, relays, and obstacle courses. By combining traditional playground games, typical ball sports and fast paced relay races and obstacle courses, BOKS provides the moderate to vigorous physical activity programming.

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Themed Lesson Plans

Themed Lesson Plans

We are constantly adding to our collection of lesson plans with timely, themed lessons that can be run at various times throughout the year – for example, Olympics Lesson, Jump Rope Lesson, Spring Celebration, Playground Lesson…the list goes on and on. These plans follow the same evidence-based formula as our flagship program.

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The curriculum keeps young kids (aged 2-5) active throughout their day as well as teaches them about healthy eating habits. The early childhood curriculum provides younger children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing lifelong healthy habits.

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BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts are short 1 to 10 minute in-classroom physical activities created to help kids stay active throughout the school day, energizing their brains for enhanced learning. All Bursts, whether individual, partner, or team focused, are designed with a classroom setting in mind and can be performed with minimal space.

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Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy yoga and mindfulness activities. Designed to activate the body’s relaxation response by breathing deep, matching your breath and body together, and moving your whole body in harmony with itself, these activities are perfect for students of all ages.

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News and Resources

UNITING AGAINST RACISM: A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER

06/02/20

UNITING AGAINST RACISM: A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER

To Our BOKS Community, I want to reach out on behalf of the entire BOKS team and acknowledge the pain and suffering that so many in the Black community,  as well as all communities battling injustice, are experiencing in the United States and across the globe. BOKS would not exist without you. We pledge to [...]
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The BOKS School of the Year Award

06/01/20

The BOKS School of the Year Award

A physically active child is a cog in the wheel of a highly functioning school community, whereas the opportunities for the education experience are optimized. We are ultimately tied from our physical selves to how we think, feel and develop. This is why physical activity is essential, not just for children, but for everyone. At [...]
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Getting Physically Active with Board Games and Card Games

05/25/20

Getting Physically Active with Board Games and Card Games

With many families spending most of their time at home, the need for new activities to stay active is in high demand. Adaptations to some of my “family favourites” are listed below. Hopefully this can inspire families to carve out some time every week, (even 5-10 minutes per day is very helpful), to spend time [...]
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20 Bursts that allow students to stay active, at a distance!

05/11/20

20 Bursts that allow students to stay active, at a distance!

Physical Distancing, NO Problem!    Some schools across the country are making plans to get kids back into the classroom and others are considering what will happen in the Fall. At BOKS, we know regardless of the situation, it is important to keep our kids moving. We have compiled a list of our top 20 [...]
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