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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BOKS currently offers 5 different at-home resources to help kids stay active while at home. Visit our BOKS AT HOME page to download each resource for free!

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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

The Silver Lining – Taking Time to Pause

08/07/20

The Silver Lining – Taking Time to Pause

The end of the 2019/2020 school year was certainly unlike one we’ve ever seen, but in that time, our children proved how immensely resilient they truly are. As we creep closer to September, and the start of a school year that in many respects feels as uncertain as the last, the mental resiliency and strength of [...]
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4 Ways to Get Out in Nature this Summer

07/27/20

4 Ways to Get Out in Nature this Summer

Many of my best memories of childhood are linked to time spent having fun in the park, on the playground, in the street or in nature! Each season has so much to offer families and provides a great opportunity to try out different activities to give our routine a little change. Kids love spending time [...]
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Tips and Tricks for Creating Independent Structure over the Summer

06/29/20

Tips and Tricks for Creating Independent Structure over the Summer

It’s been an incredibly stressful time, and it’s important that we start to prepare for the summer months with our kids - maybe above all else, it is important that during this time we do what we can to support our kids in feeling happy, safe, and secure. Without many summer programs able to run [...]
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20 Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Parents

06/29/20

20 Rainy Day Activities for Kids and Parents

For anyone with kids, it goes without saying that most of us have been stretched to our limits in finding ways to keep them entertained and busy during these last few months. Not only were most self-isolating in our homes, but many parents continued to work from home. It has been without a doubt the [...]
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