10 Years

of Getting Kids Active

BOKS is a physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. We are on a mission to make physical activity and play part of every child’s day.

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What is BOKS?

BOKS is a free physical activity program for kids of all ages and abilities.

The BOKS program includes lesson plans, training, and support needed to get kids moving for up to 45 minutes a day. It also includes shorter movement breaks, games, and activities tailored to your needs as an educator or parent.

Why BOKS?

Kids are not getting enough physical activity.

Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and manage non-communicable dieseases, and help with physical health, mental health issues, and academic performance and yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 81% of adolescents do not do enough physical activity.

Who is a BOKS Trainer?

Anyone can be a BOKS Trainer!

Whether you are a physical education leader, classroom teacher, youth development professional or parent volunteer, BOKS provides all the training and resources you need to run a successful program.

Is it really free?

YES – 100% FREE!

BOKS is free to enroll in and to use. Many games, activities, and movement breaks are equipment free as well.

What do I Get When I Sign Up?

Unlimited access to our lesson plans, training and free resources.

Once you sign-up, you will be given access to our Trainer Hub. This Hub holds everything you need to run a successful BOKS program as well as all the extra games and activities we release monthly.

How do I get started?

Sign up your school, classroom, youth organization or household.

Click the “Sign-Up” button to get started! Once you are in the Trainer Hub the New Trainer On-boarding Module under TRAINING is a great place to start your journey!

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Our Hockomock Area YMCA has enjoyed an amazing partnership with BOKS, benefiting hundreds of school-aged children in the 15 area communities we are so proud to serve. BOKS has provided our teachers with innovative training and support to help implement the physical education curriculum. Children are the beneficiaries of this great program! They are learning that physical education can be fun, interactive and help shape a healthy futures.

Kim Jennings

Association Director of Childcare Services @ Hockomock Area YMCA

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.