Here you will find links and documents for you to use in your classroom for Workout Wednesdays, Indoor Recess, and Integrated Classroom Physical Activity and Movement for your content areas.  

Some of these links are to videos found on YouTube, so you may want to preview them first before playing (just in case!) :-)  We also have other links to informative sites under our "USEFUL LINKS" tab to the left.  If you have any documents and/or links you would like to add, please send them to me and I can have them added to this page.
Now...GET MOVING!!   


Adventure to Fitness
Adventure to Fitness is the nation's #1 educational fitness program for kids. Animated and live action episodes get them exercising, learning, and laughing! The program was developed with input from leading educational, medical, and parenting experts. Used and trusted by over 100,000 teachers.

In the ZONE - The Pulse Game
In the Zone is the Wellcome Trust's major initiative inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides a fun, free and fascinating way of using science to discover how our bodies work during sport, activity, movement and rest.  We have used it find our pulse and to discover how the circulatory system works.

Go Noodle
GoNoodle makes movement and mindfulness an integral part of the day, at school and at home.

Coach Pirillo - Let's Dance Videos
So, I wouldn't really call this dancing more like exercising with the music. This is a collection of videos I have created and posted to YouTube. Most of the songs used are from the Kidz Bop CDs. Try them out in your classroom for some new brain break ideas!

Active Academics
Active Academics® is a resource for classroom teachers to provide practical physical activity ideas that can be integrated into regular classroom content areas. Get students "up and moving" while still engaged in the academic learning process. Our standards-based activity ideas utilize the Common Core Standards as well as national standards. We offer a variety of activities for PreK - 5th grade classrooms including:

  • Active lesson ideas to enhance the learning of content in math, reading / language arts, health, physical education, science and social studies.
  • Classroom Energizers that are simple ideas to give students a "moving break" from classroom activities.
  • Recess and lunchtime break activities that are appropriate for large groups in large spaces and take little instruction.
  • Physical Education enhancement activities for the classroom teacher.

Playworks
Looking for a game to engage kids in safe and healthy play? The Playworks staff has found, created, and sorted hundreds of games that will get kids off the sidelines and into the game. Whether you want to keep kids active for a full recess period or just do a few minutes of ice breakers before an activity, there's a game here for your needs. Play on!

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids used in schools and homes all over the world. There are videos and lesson plans; some are connected to stories that you read in class!  Welcome to Cosmic Kids Video


PODCASTS/VIDEOS

I have added a variety of informational podcasts and videos supporting movement in the classroom.  Research has proven that students who move throughout the day perform better academically!  It's all about the Brain-Body Connection!

How Teaching with Movement Works in real Classrooms

The Magic That Makes The Brain Work

Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: John J. Ratey, MD

Spark Learning and Creativity: SPARK by John Ratey | Core Message

The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement | Michael Kuczala | TEDxAshburn

Why Kids Shouldn't Sit Still In Class