Five Ways to Get Moving with BOKS Right Now
Over the past few months, school and physical activity has changed dramatically for our kids. While current BOKS programming might not reflect that of years’ past, there are still plenty of ways to get kids active with BOKS! Our programming has been adapted to be run by anyone, anywhere – including as a resource for parents looking to keep their kids moving at home.
Read below to see some of our suggestions for running your BOKS class, regardless of where it might be, and giving kids the endorphins they desperately need right now.
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1- HOST A BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL ZOOM CLASS
BOKS’ new resources have been designed to suit all learning scenarios, including remote learning. While kids might not be able to participate in BOKS in-person, you can still host a virtual class on Zoom or another video conferencing tool! Share the link with your community and invite them to join your BOKS class 2-3 times each week. Check out our Lessons on Demand for lesson plans specifically designed for virtual learning.
2- CREATE A NEIGHBORHOOD BOKS PROGRAM
Can you meet, safely and socially distanced, at a park, at school, or a backyard? The BOKS Lessons at a Distance are designed for groups of all sizes to get moving while adhering to COVID safety protocols. Meet a few times each week to run through one of the 12 lesson plans!
3- STRUCTURE RECESS INTO THE DAY
Whether kids are at home or in school, recess remains a crucial part of their day. This midday break is an opportunity for kids to move, play, and return to class refocused. Keep Kids Moving at Recess provides structured, socially distant lesson plans and movement breaks that can be led virtually or in-person.
4- USE BOKS AS SPORT FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
With many athletics put on hold, adolescents may find that their fitness is beginning to decline. To combat this, host socially distant or virtual workouts with the BOKS Bootcamp. These workouts are designed to challenge teens physically without any equipment required, helping maintain their fitness while they lack access to their typical sports. Run the 10 week challenge with your students or at home, in order to keep older students engaged and moving.
5- TAKE A BREAK WITH BURSTS
Many kids (and adults!) may struggle with sitting still for an extended period of time. BOKS Bursts are short 1-10 minute movement breaks intended to refocus and re-energize kids. Anyone can sign up to receive our weekly Burst email – parents, teachers, and staff alike – and Bursts can be performed absolutely anywhere! The best part? This year, Bursts will have accompanying videos located within our Fitness Calendars, so you can press play and walk away while your kids move.
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