The Playbook: Physical Activity

Community Playtime - It's Good for Everyone

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Survey peers about physical activity opportunities they would enjoy outside of regular school hours. This Play was developed in collaboration with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and focuses on active engagement of community - including students' families, local businesses and local sports teams/leagues.

In-Class Physical Activity Breaks

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Add brief, focused, in-class breaks for physical activity. Plan, lead and participate in - as well as ramp up teacher enthusiasm - for physical activity breaks that won't disrupt class. This Play is co-branded with the NFL Play 60 Challenge.

Let's Dance!

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Set up a series of fun dance activities - or start a dance club - at your school. Implement daily activities, weekly or other special events that bring your community together to dance and have fun!

Ramp Up for Recess

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Recess isn't just playtime - it's student time. Investigate ways to make recess more engaging and active, while still maintaining the integrity of a "break." Ideas include ways to improve the playground's physical environment as well as its social environment.

Walk for Wellness Club

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Start a walking club to get students, teachers, administrators and the community to make walking part of their day - every day! This Play was developed in collaboration with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.