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Every Kid Healthy Week: Take action at school and at home

Wondering where to start? Check out Game On for activities, event ideas, resources and step-by-step guidance. Or click through each day’s focus and theme for more inspiration and resources! Be sure to tell us what you did to celebrate.

APRIL 20, 2020

Mindfulness Monday

At school

  1. Incorporate physical actvity and brain breaks in the classroom to focus and relax students.
  2. Help them explore their imagination with sensory play.
  3. Practice yoga and mindfulness in the classroom.

At home

  1. Set positive intentions with your kids.
  2. Teach your kids mindfulness techniques, such as journaling and breathing.
  3. Help your kids explore their imagination with play-based yoga.

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas, and tell us what you did to celebrate!

APRIL 21, 2020

Tasty Tuesday

At school

  1. Host a taste test at school.
  2. Spruce up the school cafeteria.
  3. Plant an indoor or outdoor school garden.

At home

  1. Encourage healthy eaters at home with these nutrition resources.
  2. Grocery shop together and pick new fruits and veggies for a family taste test.
  3. Cook a healthy meal at home together as a family.

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas, and tell us what you did to celebrate!

APRIL 22, 2020

Earth Day Wellness Wednesday

At school

  1. Take your classroom outside for part of the day or go on a nature walk.
  2. Plant trees on your school campus.
  3. Start a recycling program at your school.

At home

  1. Limit screen time, reduce your electriciy use, and enjoy a family game night instead.
  2. Make a family activity improving your home’s sustainability with simple green upgrades.
  3. Think outside the (garden) box by planting seeds using recycled household objects.

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas, and tell us what you did to celebrate!

APRIL 23, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

At school

  1. Create inspired spaces for creative learning.
  2. Add a sensory hallway or space to the classroom.
  3. Build empathy and social relationships with circle time.

At home

  1. Use colors and art to help kids explore their feelings.
  2. Create more play time for your kids.
  3. Use sensory play for kids to explore their emotions and feelings.

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas, and tell us what you did to celebrate!

APRIL 24, 2020

Fitness Friday

At school

  1. Have parents join in on school PE class.
  2. Engage students in active recess activities.
  3. Host a field day or fitness night for students and parents.

At home

  1. Turn your family walks into adventure stories and more with on-the-go play.
  2. Get fit as a family: Earn points to be active.
  3. Set up a backyard family fitness course.

Visit our Pinterest page for more ideas, and tell us what you did to celebrate!

Get involved

Put school health on the map

Join the Every Kid Healthy movement by registering your event with us so we can put your school on the map! Visit our School Health Portal to take a quick survey about your event, or check out our how-to registration guide for more details.

Register your event

Volunteer at your school

Anyone can make a difference during Every Kid Healthy Week. Do you love to cook? Have a green thumb? A fitness expertise like dance or martial arts? Whatever your skills or passion, your school can benefit from your time and energy.  Connect with your school today.

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Support Every Kid Healthy Week

Help us help schools and communities celebrate healthy, happy kids. Donate to expand our work making sure every child has access to nutritious foods, safe places to play, and opportunties to improve their physical and emotional health.

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Tips & resources for a successful event

Use these resources to plan your Every Kid Healthy Week events and activities, communicate about your event, and engage passionate volunteers from the local community who can offer expertise and extra hands to help you successfully implement.

Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration online by sharing photos of their events and actions on social media using #EveryKidHealthyWeek and #takeaction4healthykids.