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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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

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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

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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BOKS resources for back to school

08/25/20

BOKS resources for back to school

At BOKS, we have been preparing all summer for whatever the fall may hold. We can’t predict what will happen, but we can ensure our teachers, families, and children have the resources they need to stay active while staying safe. Here are some of the materials you can expect to see from BOKS this fall:  BOKS September Calendar [...]
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What Is Social-Emotional Learning? Why Is It important?

08/20/20

What Is Social-Emotional Learning? Why Is It important?

Social-emotional learning (or SEL) is an important tool that helps children manage their emotions and handle social interactions. It enables them to develop self-control, self-discipline, and self-awareness. The benefits of this learning style are numerous: it reduces depression, improves attitudes, and promotes altruistic behaviours like sharing and kindness. Studies show that it even improves their [...]
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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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