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Name of Activity:

Christmas Fitness Adventure

Purpose of Activity:

The purpose of this activity is to encourage children to remain active outside the school setting during the Christmas break. This handout promotes healthy active lifestyles for my students and their families.


There are various activities previously taught in our physical education classes prior to this handout.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Various materials at students homes (Balloons, jump rope, balls, milk jug, music, healthy foods, etc.), Handout

Description of Idea

This handout is given to my students in grades 4-6 prior to leaving for their Christmas holiday. It is a checklist of activities and challenges for them to complete during their holiday. It encourages them to stay active each day, as well as maintain a healthy diet.


Teaching Suggestions:

I use this worksheet to provide feedback on the students likes and dislikes with types of activities. It also gives me a chance to see what obtacles they face at home when it comes to exercise and nutrition.

The purpose of this activity is not for grading, its goal is to increase student participation in physical activity at home.

To assist with motivation, I also have a drawing for prizes for those worksheets turned in. My prizes are small items left over from JRFH, etc.

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Submitted by Russ Darden who teaches at Sherrills Ford Elementary in Sherrills Ford, NC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 1/1/2010.

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It was really helpful except we r soing on spring break not winter break but its ok though my students enjoyed it they asked me where i got it and i said my secret weapon.

Christmas Fitness Adventure