Numerous studies have demonstrated that increased physical activity and a healthy diet can prevent or delay chronic disease. The BOKS program has helped our students work towards both goals . They are not only being physically active in the 35 minute BOKS session but the BOKS Bits nutritional component at the end of each session helps to increase their awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and helps them to make smart and informed decisions regarding their own personal diet.
This 12-week curriculum focuses on getting elementary kids moving while developing a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank). Each class includes a free play period, warm up, skill, running related activities, class game, and short nutritional talk.
Targeted at older students, this curriculum “hides” functional fitness skills and concepts within games, relays, and obstacle courses. By combining traditional playground games, typical ball sports and fast paced relay races and obstacle courses, BOKS provides the moderate to vigorous physical activity programming.
Themed Lesson Plans
Themed Lesson Plans
We are constantly adding to our collection of lesson plans with timely, themed lessons that can be run at various times throughout the year – for example, Olympics Lesson, Jump Rope Lesson, Spring Celebration, Playground Lesson…the list goes on and on. These plans follow the same evidence-based formula as our flagship program.
The curriculum keeps young kids (aged 2-5) active throughout their day as well as teaches them about healthy eating habits. The early childhood curriculum provides younger children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing lifelong healthy habits.
BOKS Bursts are short 1 to 10 minute in-classroom physical activities created to help kids stay active throughout the school day, energizing their brains for enhanced learning. All Bursts, whether individual, partner, or team focused, are designed with a classroom setting in mind and can be performed with minimal space.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Yoga and Mindfulness
BOKS and Tara Stiles (founder of STRALA Yoga) teamed up to create fun and easy yoga and mindfulness activities. Designed to activate the body’s relaxation response by breathing deep, matching your breath and body together, and moving your whole body in harmony with itself, these activities are perfect for students of all ages.
News and Resources
6 tips to make physical activity fun
Physical activity is good for both our body and our mind! Although we are aware of its benefits, finding the motivation to move regularly can be hard. This is even more difficult when we are not used to moving regularly. At specific times of the year, when my motivation decreases, I really need to find pleasure [...] Read More
Strategies for welcoming children with special needs into your BOKS class
We all know that children are not achieving their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. But with close to 20% of children living with some form of physical or cognitive disability, these children are at even more risk of not achieving the amount of activity they need to maintain their health. I have [...] Read More
BOKS Bit – Eat Well Plate
At BOKS we are excited about the new Canada Food Guide. What a great opportunity for our Trainers to add a discussion around the new and improved Food Guide to our end of class nutrition discussions. Why not explore the “Eat Well Plate” in your next BOKS Bit? (print off and laminate the Eat Well Plate [...] Read More
Our BOKS Family had a LOT to say!
Our BOKS Family had a LOT to say! This past Fall, we asked our BOKS schools to let us know what they love about BOKS. We were overwhelmed with the response. We heard from trainers, students and parents from across the country. You shared your stories, pictures and all the reasons why BOKS is [...] Read More