Play of the Day
Fun Friday: BOKS Leg Challenge
Format: Group warm up Materials: Music if available Set Up: Have the kids spread out around your play space indoors or outdoors. Object: Warm up your lower body Details: Have the trainer stand on something so all of the kids can see what he or she is doing in the front of the room. Instruct kids [...] Read More
Burst Thursday: Give Me 10!
Do each activity 10x Jump Rope (pretending you have a jump rope in your hand) Elbow to knee (opposite elbow to opposite knee) Mummy kicks (arms out straight crossing over each time, legs kick out straight) Side lunges – touch your feet (5X each side) Star Jacks (squat, jump up high and spread arms and legs [...] Read More
Wacky Wednesday: BOKS Bridge
Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A gets into a plank position. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump and crawl. Practice different levels of movement. Details: Partner A gets into a little ball on the ground and Partner B is standing up. Partner B hops over Partner [...] Read More
Tabata Tuesday: Jump Rope Tabata
Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many jumps in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times. Read More
Did you see BOKS in the New York Times?
We have some extremely exciting news here at BOKS: researchers from Mass General Hospital for Children published research showing that the BOKS program not only improves BMI but also impacts children's school engagement, vitality and general happiness. Not only was the study published in the American Journal for Preventative Medicine but widely respected New York Times Journalist Gretchen Reynolds [...] Read More
School Spotlight: Enfield Public Schools’ Healthy Taste Testings
One of the greatest things about the BOKS program is that it can be easily adaptable and customized to a school's needs. One of the benefits of this flexibility is that as schools use BOKS they often come up with additional creative activities and programs outside of the BOKS curriculum. At BOKS, we like to [...] Read More
Four Questions with Nancy Day, BOKS RI Area Coordinator
For the third installment in our BOKS appreciation series "4 Questions With..." we are excited to highlight a very special team member of ours, Nancy Day. Nancy serves as the BOKS Rhode Island Area Coordinator, and is a crucial member of our team. Her passion and dedication to the mission of BOKS is evident through [...] Read More
Announcement from BOKS Executive Director Kathleen Tullie: INTRODUCING OUR NEW LOOK
Since founding BOKS in 2009, the program has evolved quite a bit. What began as a before-school physical activity program run by three enthusiastic moms, has turned into a movement backed by scientists and adopted by nearly 3,000 communities across the globe. Since that time, our children’s need for daily movement has become increasingly dire. [...] Read More
Summer Fun Pack
Wouldn’t it be fun to keep BOKS going throughout the summer? We have created a “Summer Fun Pack” so that our community can bring a little BOKS to their summers. This packet can be used by families, neighborhood gatherings, or as part of a summer camp. Just because the school year has ended doesn’t mean [...] Read More
Fruits & Veggies Month
Happy National Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month! It’s a great month to enjoy those REAL freshly harvested veggies and fruits which are super sweet and yummy. Don't be fooled though by fruit-flavored snacks, fruit leathers, or juices--REAL fresh fruit is the best choice. Speaking of fruits, remember to choose a variety of colorful ones. You [...] Read More
Happy May! The 5th of the month is Cinco de Mayo and Mexican food can be delicious & nutritious: protein in beans, veggies in fresh salsa, and healthy fats in guacamole. Technically the tomato in that salsa is a fruit and that’s OK! Speaking of fruits, thank mom this Mother’s day for the many, many [...] Read More
Colorful Spring Kale Salad
Munch your way into springtime with this delicious salad! Ingredients: 3 cups of ripped kale 2 cups of butternut squash 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried 1/2 cup salted pepitas 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. maple syrup [...] Read More
New Trainer Workshop – March 21, 2018
Come to our FREE interactive training and learn about BOKS and all the resources the program provides. The agenda will help BOKS advocates have a better understanding of the program's goals, a typical class structure, and learn a variety of BOKS games, etc. Agenda items include: Brief overview of the BOKS history Lesson plan Best [...] Read More
Run the Marine Corps Marathon for BOKS!
Are you ready to “go the distance” (26.2 miles to be exact!) for BOKS Kids? Register today to be one of 40+ #TeamBOKS charity runners who will be toeing the starting line of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon on October 22, 2017. Recognized as the "Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic," "Best for Families" and "Best [...] Read More
Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience Brought to you by BOKS & Omaze
YOU AND A FRIEND COULD: Meet Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals® and Andrew Shaw and Jeremy Morin of the Chicago Blackhawks® at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® practice on December 31, 2015. Watch the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® from two premium seats. Attend the private post-game media conference and as always: fly [...] Read More
BOKS is at the Grey Cup!!
As many of you know we recently launched in Canada and couldn't be more excited! The news has been widespread and we're even going to be partaking in the Grey Cup this weekend!! Not sure how many of you live in and/or have roots in Canada but the Grey Cup is the championship game of [...] Read More