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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The greatest part of the BOKS program is witnessing change of behavior from children and observing the formation of new friendships. Seeing kids come out of their shell and allowing exercise to create a sense of confidence is absolutely amazing!

Matt Belviso

Ontario

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

Read this blog before you take the first bite of Halloween candy!

10/02/18

Read this blog before you take the first bite of Halloween candy!

Halloween is certainly a favourite among young children and adults alike.  Children are excited about dressing-up as an iconic super hero, monster, or cartoon character.  More importantly, they’re running door-to-door to fill their loot bags with candy…candy that is nothing more than sugar.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer all type [...] Read More

GYM CLASS TRAUMA LEADS TO FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS

10/02/18

GYM CLASS TRAUMA LEADS TO FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS

A recent article published in the Daily Mail details a new research study which found children who were picked last or excluded in gym class were more likely to exercise less as adults. While not a surprise, this is cause for great concern, as standard gym class structure is centered around the idea of competition [...] Read More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT : CAMERON SHEARING

10/02/18

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT : CAMERON SHEARING

This student spotlight came from a very special mom, Nicole Shearing, who took the time out of her busy life to post  an update about her son on Facebook that was quickly circulated through our team. Nicole’s post not only brought tears to our eyes but served as a powerful reminder of why we do [...] Read More

Thanksgiving Day is a perfect opportunity to show gratitude – gratitude practice when practiced regularly can add years to your life

10/01/18

Thanksgiving Day is a perfect opportunity to show gratitude – gratitude practice when practiced regularly can add years to your life

On Thanksgiving Day, as families all around Canada traditionally gather around the kitchen table to give thanks andcelebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year, research show that this gratitude practice when practiced regularly can add years to your life. Dr. Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the UC Davis in California [...] Read More