Encourage students to move their bodies outside

What’s involved

When students are outdoors, they move more and sit less. Physical activity is essential not only to physical health but also to mental health. To encourage students to engage in various outdoor activities and projects, you will need to:

  • Prepare an activity for the students to complete.
  • Explain to the students the parameters, time commitment, and materials required for the activity.
  • Discuss how to turn in the assignment/ activity.
  • Celebrate students’ successes with the activities.

Who can deliver it

  • Teachers
  • School staff
  • Principals
  • School districts
  • School leadership
  • Student leaders

Time commitment

  • Will vary based on the challenge/ activity you choose

Resources required

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Phone or tablet

Ideal learning environment

  • Long-term virtual learning
  • Short-term virtual learning
  • Summer break
  • Outdoor education
  • Hybrid classroom
  • Traditional classroom

Pictures and/or videos of this health promotion practice being delivered​


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