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 offers resources and tools to get kids moving in fun ways throughout the day, whether they’re in the classroom, at home, or outside. For each situation, BOKS offers a variety of resources that will appeal to all school-aged kids. Above are some of the resources we offer. To access them in our BOKS Hub, sign up now!

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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

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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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At-home Resources

At-home Resources

Help your children develop the motivation, confidence and the skills to be active while having fun. BOKS has compiled the best of the best when it comes to our physical activities that can be used at-home, with just one or a few kids, and minimal equipment.

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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

10 “Outside the BOKS” activities

10/23/20

10 “Outside the BOKS” activities

Growing up I was always the kid that when the instructor would tell us how to play a game, I would respond by saying, “Well how about we add this challenge, or can we try it this way?” When leading a BOKS class, I love when the kids put their own spin on a game [...]
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12 Easy Games for Kids – at a Distance!

10/09/20

12 Easy Games for Kids – at a Distance!

Our BOKS lesson plan documents contain endless games to run with your students, many of which can be modified to play without equipment and while ensuring students are at an appropriate distance. Here we have pulled out 12 of these games that are easy to run while maintaining current protocols and ensuring that your students [...]
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5 ways to get moving with BOKS, right now!

09/29/20

5 ways to get moving with BOKS, right now!

Over the past few months, school and physical activity has changed dramatically for our kids. While current BOKS programming might not reflect that of years’ past, there are still plenty of ways to get kids active with BOKS! Our programming has been adapted to be run by anyone, anywhere – including as a resource for parents [...]
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Creating healthy snacks from your Harvest

09/17/20

Creating healthy snacks from your Harvest

  Come September, beyond thoughts of back to school, all I can think about is my garden HARVEST. Back in April when I started my seedlings, the thought of the HARVEST was far off, but now that it’s here, all I start to think about is the yummy delicious items I can make with my [...]
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