Get Ready, Get Set, Get Physically Active for the Skit Challenge!

 It’s time to show off your acting skills! We learned how you practice healthy eating with the Fuel Up to Play 60 Cooking Show Challenge, but now we want to know how you get active! The Fuel Up to Play 60 Physical Activity Skit Challenge is a great way to demonstrate your acting skills and get active. Find a Physical Activity Play in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook and get together with your school or some friends and show us how you started a walking club, activity zones or any physical activity play in the Playbook. Submit your Physical Activity Skit from February 2, 2012 through March 26, 2012, this is a great way to get active and have fun with Fuel Up to Play 60!

Take a look at some Fuel Up to Play 60 plays you can use to help you complete the challenge:

Stop and Go Signs– Place “point-of-decision” prompts around the school that encourage everyone to get active. These signs or posters remind students (and adults) to take advantage of every opportunity to be active. Encourage students to increase their physical activity!

Get into Intramurals– Organize intramural sports games either at school or in your local parks. Encourage families to participate.

Cultural Dance Club– Start an after-school dance club to teach different dances representative of your school community’s cultures—or new ones. Help students and teachers learn about the varied dances of the world while they’re also getting in some great physical activity!

Lunch Break– Get students active during lunch by having everyone get up and take a short 3- 5 minute activity break each day. Add some fun by making contests out of the activities. Encourage your whole student body to track these physical activities to see their own progress!

Health is essential for students to thrive; physical activity is a major component of Health. Getting the recommended amount of physical activity (at least 60 minutes daily for kids and teens) — can help students feel their best right now and stay healthier in the long run. Not only will it help students stay healthy but, studies from the California Department of Education show that there is a positive relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement in California. Take this opportunity to encourage students and staff to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 movement. 

 www.cde.ca.gov

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