BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement

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BOKS AND SPARTAN COLLABORATE TO KEEP HIGH SCHOOLERS PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

BOKS TEAMED UP WITH SPARTAN, THE WORLD’S LARGEST OBSTACLE RACE &

ENDURANCE BRAND, TO CREATE A FREE FUNCTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS.

 

THIS 8 WEEK CURRICULUM PROVIDES KIDS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A NON-COMPETITIVE

PROGRAM FOCUSED ON SELF-IMPROVEMENT, TEAMWORK, AND FUN.

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It’s really powerful how the BOKS movement has grown from just a few schools to being a world-wide program, and the Boston Foundation is proud to be a partner in the effort to promote youth physical activity.

Mira Kahn

Program Associate, The Boston Foundation

Curriculum Offerings

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness

This 12-week curriculum focuses on getting elementary kids moving while developing a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank). Each class includes a free play period, warm up, skill, running related activities, class game, and short nutritional talk.

Fundamental Movement

Fundamental Movement

This 12-week curriculum focuses on developing basic fundamental movement skills (kicking, catching, throwing, striking) and fitness principles (strength, endurance, coordination) through fun activities and games suitable for K-8 students and includes an age-specific nutrition component.

Middle School

Middle School

Targeted at older students, this curriculum “hides” functional fitness skills and concepts within games, relays, and obstacle courses. By combining traditional playground games, typical ball sports and fast paced relay races and obstacle courses, BOKS provides the moderate to vigorous physical activity programming.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The curriculum keeps young kids (aged 2-5) active throughout their day as well as teaches them about healthy eating habits. The early childhood curriculum provides younger children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing lifelong healthy habits.

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts are short 1 to 10 minute in-classroom physical activities created to help kids stay active throughout the school day, energizing their brains for enhanced learning. Bursts can be accessed by BOKS Trainers after enrolling their school, or click the link below and sign up to receive the curriculum in a weekly email.

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Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness

BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy yoga and mindfulness activities. Designed to activate the body’s relaxation response by breathing deep, matching your breath and body together, and moving your whole body in harmony with itself, these activities are perfect for students of all ages.

BOKS High School Curriculum X Spartan

BOKS High School Curriculum X Spartan

This 8 week curriculum was designed to keep high schoolers engaged in physical activity by preparing them to compete in a Spartan race. Each 45 minute class includes a fitness skill of the week that supports the completion of obstacles found in a Spartan race.

Play of the Day

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11/14/19

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Have the children make a circle and then have them turn to face each other’s backs. Give one child a ball to start. Have the child pass the ball along underneath his/her legs to the next child until the ball goes around the circle a few times. Variation: Have the children pass the ball using [...] Read More