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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Many of the events we hold at our school have been inspired by John Ratey's book, SPARK, and when we heard that BOKS was inspired by the book too, we decided to give it a go! Well, we are glad we did! Not only were the students more physically fit at the end of the session, but we noticed that their confidence had also improved!

Norma Moffit

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

Easy and Inclusive Pool Noodles Games

12/03/19

Easy and Inclusive Pool Noodles Games

Have you ever see the child who ignores the expensive toy and plays with the box that it came in? That is often the case with kids, as something insignificant may be a great source of interest. For those of us who work with children in the physical activity space, finding that “cardboard box” is [...]
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Why is Physical Activity Important for Kids’ Sleep?

12/03/19

Why is Physical Activity Important for Kids’ Sleep?

Exercise is not only good for our bodies and brains, but it also has a significant impact on our sleep. When was the last time you woke up and felt rested? Sleep is extremely important for our health and performance in life. I used to think that I could operate on low sleep but that [...]
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WINTER HOLIDAY FUN PACK

11/29/19

WINTER HOLIDAY FUN PACK

Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the holidays? We have created a free “Holiday Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their time off. This packet can be used by families, neighbourhood gatherings, or by an individual looking for activities to do at home. Just because we’re [...]
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Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

11/25/19

Best Practices For Implementing Physical Activity Into the Classroom and Home Environments

BOKS provides robust lesson plan documents, trainings and on-going support to establish and maintain impactful programs serving the whole child.
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