Active Classrooms Week is December 9 –13, 2019!

Active Classrooms Week is December 9 –13, 2019!

ActivEd/Walkabouts is part of the Active Schools national collaborative of leading health, education, and private sector organizations working to create active school environments. This research brief shows that children who are physically active and fit tend to...
Stay Active! Summer Challenge

Stay Active! Summer Challenge

To help your child stay active this summer, Walkabouts is launching our second annual Stay Active! Summer Challenge for pre-K to 2nd grade students! The idea is simple – we’ve created an activity tracker for children to complete for 10 weeks during the summer. Print...
7 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

7 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

In order to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, we must define it. Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or teen has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for...
Scavenger Hunt for a Summer Hike with Children

Scavenger Hunt for a Summer Hike with Children

Taking your kids on a summer hike can be an adventure! Incorporating a scavenger hunt into the hike can add competition for older kids and an “I Spy” element for younger kids to keep everyone engaged and excited about both the journey and the destination. In “Hiking...
Practicing Fine Motor Skills

Practicing Fine Motor Skills

Teachers of young children understand the importance of fine motor skills and how to develop those abilities in their students. Fine motor skills also aid in children’s mental development, so they are excellent learning opportunities. What are fine motor skills? They...
What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

What Teachers Say about Teacher Appreciation Day

The first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for the hard work and sacrifice teachers make for the sake of their students. Our teachers’ drive, diligence, generosity, energy, and passion to shape minds are awe-inspiring and worthy...
Active Learning Opportunities for a Rainy Day

Active Learning Opportunities for a Rainy Day

Inclement weather often means video and board games instead of movement- and learning-rich activities. Do your students stay active when they are home during inclement weather or when they are inside on a rainy day? Share these ideas with parents and guardians to help...