"Getting a workout in with kids around doesn’t have to be complex. In fact, it can even be fun! The secret isn’t finding time without the kids. The secret is inviting the kids to workout with you. Here’s a look at 12 workouts you can do with your kids, in your home."
Move Your Body
Move Your Body! Children should continue to get the 60 minutes of recommended exercise daily. This can include family walks, playing in the backyard, or a number of videos and supports we have available including guided yoga and other fitness sites such as Fitness Blender. Don't forget to take care of your mind too. We have plenty of resources available for breathing exercises and mindfulness as well.
If you find there are too many resources to sort through, you can filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen. Select “Education Level” to narrow your results to a specific education level. (Please note - for the purposes of this site these "Education Levels" are used when filtering - Lower Primary = K-2, Upper Primary=3-5, Middle Years=6-8, High School=9-12)
"We’ve rounded up the best YouTube workouts — we’re talking everything from traditional aerobics, to ballet, to high-intensity interval training routines — so you can keep your physique in tip-top shape."
Explore these quick, easy activities to help kids re-energize, refocus and give their brains a boost.
"Learning skills to support our mental health early in life can provide significant benefits to our physical, emotional, and social growth for life. For example, for children to choose calm in times of stress, they first need the opportunity to experience calm and practice arriving at a calm state.
All of the tools you find in this toolkit help cultivate calm, mental health, and overall well being. In this resource, learn 9 yoga and mindfulness practices for mental health that are suitable for a variety of settings and time frames: each tool may be as brief as 1 minute or expanded as needed.
Use the tools individually or all together to tailor your own experience, now and for the long term."
*Yoga Poses at Desk
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Discover activities for preschool to grade 12.
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All Around This World is a unique, interactive global music and world cultures program for children 0-9 years old that encourages children and their families to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, world traveler and dad of three girls developed All Around This World with his girls as a way to introduce them to the countries he’s already visited and the many more he plans to visit with them.
Different countries are highlighted daily.
"Enjoy doing yoga workouts from home with your favourite trainers such as Jillian Michaels, Jane Fonda, Billy Blanks Jr., Tara Stiles and many others. This channel might offer the best variety of any out there – It even includes meditations with Deepak Chopra (maybe a good way to relax AFTER your workout!)"
Kids Workouts To Do At Home, The Body Coach is a popular YouTube channel that features free, easy-to-follow, at-home workouts for everyone, including kids. Get fit no matter your fitness level with these active, engaging 5-8 minute videos.
"Free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. It's taken me a long time to grow it but it now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world."
This is a playlist of 191 videos you can do with your students (of various ages) to get them up and moving!
Simply project the video and let the students move along to it.
"Why take brain breaks?
Brain breaks allow children the opportunity to mentally rest their brain by diverting their mind into movements that allow them to:
• release stress
Regular brain breaks enhance attentiveness, concentration, focus and accelerate learning by allowing children to release their energy, anxiety and stress. Brain breaks also increase circulation, promote physical fitness and coordination."
"The Move to Learn Team is EXCITED to debut a redesigned website and a new collection of FREE classroom videos to help teenage students shake out the energy and regain focus! "
This site is great because there are videos targeted toward teenagers and most break breaks are for younger kids.
There are also collections for Prek-K, K-3 and 4-6.
This playlist has brain breaks for prek-grade 12!
This site offers the opportunity for students to Code a Dance Party to share with their friends. Use coding and music to be creative. Included are dance party activities, teacher resources, and an unplugged dance party activity where no computers are needed and student can learn coding concepts to choreograph a dance party. together. Look for lots of videos and resources for inspiration.
There are a series of videos for movement, brain breaks, yoga, and energizing breaks with younger kids!
There are videos for:
Movement & Yoga
"A collection of fun, easy to follow, dance workout videos. If you have 5 - 10 minutes in your day, try putting these routines into your daily schedule. You will have a blast, break a sweat, and feel great the rest of the day. Don't be shy...try it!"
These brain breaks are great for older kids (and adults) too! There is a video called Basic Dance Moves you should try first. Enjoy.
"Do Yoga with Me is one of my personal favourite sources for good home workouts, obviously of the yoga variety! Many of their classes are filmed outdoors in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The level of instruction is top-notch and there are videos that focus on pretty much every part of the body (e.g. hips, hamstrings, back, etc.), so you can target the area that you need to work on most."
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