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BOKS Circle Relay

06/20/18

BOKS Circle Relay

Format: Running Relay Materials: 2-4 play yard balls Set Up: Divide the class into groups of 10-15 Object: Work as a team and get the ball around the circle before the other team. Details: Have each group of 10-15 form a big circle Pick a kid in each circle to be the starter and hand [...] Read More

News

Student Spotlight : Cameron Shearing

06/18/18

Student Spotlight : Cameron Shearing

This student spotlight came from a very special mom, Nicole Shearing, who took the time out of her busy life to post  an update about her son on Facebook that was quickly circulated through our team. Nicole’s post not only brought tears to our eyes but served as a powerful reminder of why we do [...] Read More

Reebok and BOKS Shoe Design Contest

05/30/18

Reebok and BOKS Shoe Design Contest

Ever been shoe shopping and thought, "I wish I could design my own shoe!" Well now you can! BOKS is teaming up with Reebok to launch a kids shoe design contest. Using the image below students (Kindergarten through 5th grade) can submit their very own shoe design. One winner will be chosen and Reebok will [...] Read More

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

05/30/18

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

The Clifford Marshall Elementary School in Quincy, MA held a very special event last Thursday celebrating BOKS, the power of exercise, and total commitment to getting kids moving. Each year at this time, Principal Nicholas Ahearn, PE Teacher Janice Chapman, and 90 BOKS students lead the entire school of 500+ kids in an end-of-year celebration [...] Read More

Trainer Spotlight: SaRah Bowers, Potter Road Elementary

05/18/18

Trainer Spotlight: SaRah Bowers, Potter Road Elementary

For this trainer spotlight we spoke with SaRah Bowers, lead trainer at Potter Road Elementary School in Framingham, MA. SaRah got involved with BOKS when her daughter joined the program three years ago. Since then, SaRah has graduated to Lead Trainer, giving her the freedom to create new opportunities for the students to enrich their [...] Read More

Resources

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

06/11/18

VIDEO: ADMINISTRATORS WEIGH IN ON THE POWER OF BOKS

Educational professionals at every level face daily pressures to ensure they are creating safe and successful learning environments for their students. With an ever evolving and growing list of educational priorities, we understand that it can be challenging to get buy-in from school leaders when looking to implement a new program (no matter how beneficial [...] Read More

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

Events

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

05/30/18

BOKS Kids Become Fitness Leaders @ Quincy, MA Event

The Clifford Marshall Elementary School in Quincy, MA held a very special event last Thursday celebrating BOKS, the power of exercise, and total commitment to getting kids moving. Each year at this time, Principal Nicholas Ahearn, PE Teacher Janice Chapman, and 90 BOKS students lead the entire school of 500+ kids in an end-of-year celebration [...] 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

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