BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement

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We have recently registered our Before and After School Program with the BOKS Program. The resources are well organized and easy to use. The activities are simple and can be used for all ages. This is a resource that I will definitely keep close at hand and use daily. What a great well rounded program.

Soraya Bader

Manitoba

Curriculum Offerings

Elementary School

Elementary School

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.

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Middle School

Middle School

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.

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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.

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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

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.

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BOKS Bursts

BOKS Bursts

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.

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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.

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News and Resources

Teach kids to eat well in a fun way

10/15/19

Teach kids to eat well in a fun way

Getting kids to eat well can be an uphill battle, made significantly more difficult with the increasing number of convenient, delicious, albeit wildly unhealthy options available to them. In order to help reverse this trend, we need to be able to provide our kids with the tools to make positive choices around their food, while [...] Read More

BOKS Canada 5th anniversary

09/13/19

BOKS Canada 5th anniversary

BOKS CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF PROVIDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WELLNESS AND FUN FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN   BOKS IS NOW PRESENT IN MORE THAN 1,300 CANADIAN SCHOOLS IN ALL 10 PROVINCES AND 3 TERRITORIES   Join BOKS as we celebrate 5 years in Canada (Facebook event here), from September 23 to September 27, by participating in our week-long celebration [...] Read More

Reflections on 5 Years of BOKS

09/04/19

Reflections on 5 Years of BOKS

September 24 marks an important day for BOKS, and an important one for me personally. It was 5 years ago, on September 24, 2014, that I was working at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). My role at the time was to help integrate a JK (Junior Kindergarten) student who was on the autism [...] Read More

How to Help Kids Cope with their Fear of Going Back to School

08/23/19

How to Help Kids Cope with their Fear of Going Back to School

It’s that time of year again- shopping lists, final vacations, and soaking up the last of the summer sun. Back to School: a joy for some, and a significant challenge for others. We can help our kids overcome their fear of heading back to the classroom for another year with a few simple tips and [...] Read More

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