Challenge students to see how many family fitness activities they can participate in with a family member or caretaker throughout the school year (or a shorter timeframe). Send home ideas through the parent newsletter or in a separate flyer, and put up classroom or school-wide bulletin boards where students can record their participation. Make physical activity a family focus throughout the year!
- Create a challenge announcement to send home with students, highlighting the benefits of physical activity and challenging families to see how many activities (repeated or new each time) they can participate in together during a set period of time.
- Use the Tools and Resources below to create or highlight monthly lists or calendars of activities families can do together.
- Get permission from the principal at your school to set up a bulletin board highlighting the challenge periods and allowing students to highlight the activities they’re participating in with their families. Have students bring in pictures or write stories about what they do with their families to be physically active.
- Promote your family challenge program by making posters and flyers and sending home parent information to encourage families to participate and to highlight the benefits of physical activity and family participation.