BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement

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I like how easy the program is to run/lead. I appreciate the variety of tools and tips! The support given to me in getting BOKS off the ground at my school has made it even more of a pleasure to run as I didn't have any worries or stress in the least to deal with. I also love it when the kids all get into an activity, compete and cheer each other on. The fun, energizing spirit that comes through in the gym at 7:30 am is pure joy.

Jackie McKay

Calgary

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

BOKS Canada 5th anniversary

09/13/19

BOKS Canada 5th anniversary

BOKS CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF PROVIDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WELLNESS AND FUN FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN   BOKS IS NOW PRESENT IN MORE THAN 1,300 CANADIAN SCHOOLS IN ALL 10 PROVINCES AND 3 TERRITORIES   Join BOKS as we celebrate 5 years in Canada, from September 23 to September 27, by participating in our week-long celebration with the activities [...] Read More

Reflections on 5 Years of BOKS

09/04/19

Reflections on 5 Years of BOKS

September 24 marks an important day for BOKS, and an important one for me personally. It was 5 years ago, on September 24, 2014, that I was working at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). My role at the time was to help integrate a JK (Junior Kindergarten) student who was on the autism [...] Read More

How to Help Kids Cope with their Fear of Going Back to School

08/23/19

How to Help Kids Cope with their Fear of Going Back to School

It’s that time of year again- shopping lists, final vacations, and soaking up the last of the summer sun. Back to School: a joy for some, and a significant challenge for others. We can help our kids overcome their fear of heading back to the classroom for another year with a few simple tips and [...] Read More

8 TIPS for keeping your kids engaged over the summer

06/10/19

8 TIPS for keeping your kids engaged over the summer

1. Go for a bike ride or head to the park to toss around a frisbee or fly a kite.  "This activity is all inclusive (younger kids can hop into a bike seat or trailer) and can be done with multiple families at once. The social aspect is just as much fun as the physical [...] Read More

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