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

BOKS Programming Options

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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Movement Flows and Mindfulness

Movement Flows and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy movement flows 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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BOKS Blogs

How to keep Physical Activity FUN?

01/22/21

How to keep Physical Activity FUN?

If someone were to ask you “what is the first thing you think about when you think about BOKS?”, what would that thought be? Since starting the BOKS program in 2009, one of our goals has been to make being physical activity FUN. And what better way to bring the fun into movement than by [...]
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BOKS IN ACTION: Keeping Kids Moving During COVID-19

12/18/20

BOKS IN ACTION: Keeping Kids Moving During COVID-19

At BOKS we know that movement and play are crucial to the wellbeing of children of all ages. Not only does physical activity improve physical health, but it’s directly correlated with mental health, social-emotional wellness, and academic performance. When COVID-19 first impacted our communities, the BOKS team understood it would be more important than ever [...]
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New BOKS Resources Coming in 2021

12/18/20

New BOKS Resources Coming in 2021

Are you and your kids looking for new ways to get moving at home or in school? BOKS has you covered with SEVEN new FREE resources that are launching this year from January to June! You will be able to choose between games, crafts, recipes, running activities, mindfulness and more when you sign-up for BOKS. [...]
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7 Ways to Keep Moving this Winter

11/26/20

7 Ways to Keep Moving this Winter

There is a reason bears hibernate in winter. It’s COLD, sometimes, it is wet, icy, and COLD. Did I mention the COLD? While it is easy to slip into the thought of a warm hibernation once the cold hits, I love the challenge of coming up with fun ways to keep myself and my family [...]
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