Physical Activity Resources for Teachers

While 2020 has looked different from every other year, the need to give kids opportunities to be physically active is the same. Physical activity is essential for students, whether they're learning in the classroom or at home. Research shows that, depending on intensity, physical activity sessions lasting just 11 to 20 minutes can have almost immediate positive impacts, so learn why and how to get your students moving with the resources below:

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

One of the simplest ways to get kids moving during the school day is through The Daily Mile, a free, school-based program that encourages children to run or jog at their own pace for fifteen minutes every day to improve their health, concentration and learning. The best part? It can be implemented no matter if students are at home or in school.

School Day Physical Activities

School Day Physical Activities

To provide as many opportunities for kids to move as possible, we created a page of resources so your students can get the daily physical activity they need.

Live Recess Breaks with UW Athletics

Live Recess Breaks with UW Athletics

We invite kids ages 6 to 12 to participate in FREE 15-minute recess breaks coached by UW athletes and team coaches on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 12:15 p.m., starting on January 4th.

Video

Video

The benefits of physical activity are substantial for all ages! Learn more about them on our YouTube playlist, Youth and Physical Activity.

Exercise Anywhere for Youth

Exercise Anywhere for Youth

Anyone at any age can get moving with our Exercise Anywhere tool! Check out our activities on the site specifically for youth.

Stay in Touch

Stay in Touch

We’re here to ensure you and your students, children and patients are equipped with the resources to be physically active. Unsure what the best fit is for you? Contact us and we can help you get started. You can also learn more about our work in our Learning Center and News and Events.