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It’s National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Get their feet moving in May! Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, so make use of whatever space and supplies you have to keep your kids active. Things like yarn, towels, bottles, rolled up socks, cups, balloons, cans of food, and more can be used for agility, fitness, and—best of all—games.
Mission Control: Ways to Take Action
There are countless ways to take action, and we’ve got a bunch to get you started. Scroll through to find one that works for you or jump down the page for seasonal ideas. Don’t see your action listed? Tell us about it below!
This mission is a team effort.
- Connect with other parents on our exclusive Healthy Kids Network social platform.
- Talk with your principal or teachers about supporting kids’ health and well-being.
- Get local businesses and community members involved.
- Connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).
- Host or attend a healthy school event (like Every Kid Healthy Week).
Knowledge is power.
Make change happen.
Spread the word.
Healthy habits start at home.
An action for every season
Feeling Through Colors
Use art and color to help kids get in touch with their emotions. During Mental Health Awareness Month, things like color journaling and other activities are useful for helping kids of any age recognize how they are feeling.
Get Hearts Pumping by Jumping
Jump rope games are the perfect way to stay active during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month because that kind of heavy duty cardio strengthens kids’ hearts and lungs.
Go Green (and Nutritious)
Use kitchen scraps and recyclables to create a kitchen scrap garden! Growing healthy foods from things like carrot tops and paper towel rolls helps kids get invested in where their food comes from and helps them learn eco-friendly habits.
What's your action? | ¿Cuál es tu acción?
There are so many ways you can take action every day. Tell us how you you’re taking action for healthy, happy kids. We’ll add it to the actions tracker and may share it with our network to inspire others. (Also, don’t forget to share your actions on social media using #TakeAction4HealthyKids.)
Hay tantas maneras en la cual puede tomar acción todos los días. Cuéntenos cómo está tomando acción para niños saludables y felices. Lo agregaremos al rastreador de acciones y podremos compartirlo con nuestra red para inspirar a otros. (No olvides compartir tu historia en las redes sociales usando #TakeAction4HealthyKids).