Encouraging kids to participate in daily physical activity in the classroom is just as important as eating healthily. One of the goals of CHSC is to provide schools and parents with ideas for healthy activities. Below is a list of various activities for kids to participate both in school and at home. Some require specific playground equipment or other materials, while others only need a little imagination.
Getting Healthy Together – Resources provided by Action for Healthy Kids describing four easy ways for families to improve health and well-being.
Energizing Brain Breaks – View some samples, or buy the book of quick and easy games that refocus the brain. They require only 1-2 minutes, and no extra materials. Great in the classroom to encourage kids to be active, and to help refocus them on the topic at hand.
Active and Healthy Schools Program – Link to various types of activity cards for both in the classroom and on the playground.
Healthy Cookbook for Kids – Kid approved healthy recipes that meet USDA standards.
Apple Picking – Living in NYS allows us to visit the many Pick Your Own apple orchards, and spend a few hours outside. This link provides you with a location nearest you.
Recreational Community Resources -List of activities available in an area nearest you.
Nutritional Community Resources -List of farmer’s markets, and additional resources for healthy food choices.