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.

Program Survey for Teachers

Physical Activity Program Survey

We’re surveying elementary school teachers across the country so we can better understand how to support them in facilitating physical activity during and after the pandemic. We want to hear from you!

Seattle Kids Marathon

Seattle Kids Marathon

We’ve teamed up with the Seattle Marathon Association to give kids more opportunities to move this fall! 

This collaboration unites two programs – The Daily Mile™, an initiative of The Sports Institute in Washington state elementary schools, and the Seattle Kids Marathon (happening virtually from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15) – to help kids and families stay active during the school year. Learn more about the partnership and signing up your children and students for the marathon!

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.