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Clothes Pin Tag

04/25/18

Clothes Pin Tag

Set Up: Give each kid 5 clothes pins to stick on the back of their shirts Materials: 6 plastic grocery bags, 4 cones Object: Try to capture the clothes pins from someone else’s back without losing yours Details: Every person runs around the set play space with 5 clothes pins on their back. Kids try [...] Read More

News

Partner Spotlight: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Jeff Bellows

04/23/18

Partner Spotlight: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Jeff Bellows

Luckily, in our work here at BOKS, we have the pleasure of meeting individuals whose passion for health and wellness matches our own. Collaboration with these like-minded and driven individuals led to BOKS’ founding and keeps our program thriving today. One of those individuals is Jeff Bellows, Vice President Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs at [...] Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Conor Murphy, Reebok CrossFit ONE

04/16/18

Volunteer Spotlight: Conor Murphy, Reebok CrossFit ONE

At BOKS, we have the good fortune to work with many passionate individuals who, over the years, have taken our program to the next level. These people have sacrificed time, energy and resources to bring a love of movement and fitness to children across the globe. Conor Murphy is one of our greatest examples of [...] Read More

TRAINER SPOTLIGHT: LORI VINAS AND HER SON TOMMY VINAS

03/30/18

TRAINER SPOTLIGHT: LORI VINAS AND HER SON TOMMY VINAS

For this week’s Trainer Spotlight we are excited to highlight Lori Vinas from Buckeye, Arizona. Lori’s first exposure to BOKS came when she attended the 2017 CrossFit games to support her son, Tommy Vinas, who was competing. Lori saw a BOKS challenge on vendor row, and proceeded to sign up her school Verrado Elementary in [...] Read More

Thank you SHAPE America!

03/30/18

Thank you SHAPE America!

The BOKS team has just returned (and recovered) from another amazing year at SHAPE America. This year's conference which took place in Nashville, TN brought together some of the brightest educators in the country for a few days of professional development, inspiring talks and powerful networking. The BOKS team had the absolute pleasure of taking [...] Read More

Resources

Summer Fun Pack

06/14/17

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

06/14/17

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

Mindful Eating

05/09/17

Mindful Eating

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

04/27/16

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

Events

Thank you SHAPE America!

03/30/18

Thank you SHAPE America!

The BOKS team has just returned (and recovered) from another amazing year at SHAPE America. This year's conference which took place in Nashville, TN brought together some of the brightest educators in the country for a few days of professional development, inspiring talks and powerful networking. The BOKS team had the absolute pleasure of taking [...] Read More

New Trainer Workshop – March 21, 2018

02/28/18

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!

03/30/17

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

12/09/14

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