Action Schools! BC Resources – Grade Level 1

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100 Actions on 100's Day Activity Gr K-3

A fun way to complete a variety of actions on 100's day!

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Access for All - Inclusive Practices in Physical Activity

The benefits of being physically active are numerous.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Being Me

In this resource, the lessons and activities are designed to teach students about the development of positive body image and self-esteem, along with messages that serve to help prevent disordered eating.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Bounce at the Bell Activity Gr K-3

A way to integrate physical activity into the school day and help students build strong bones. Can be done anywhere, any time.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Bounce at the Bell Poster

This poster supports the Bounce at the Bell Learning Activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Brain Builders Activity Gr K-3

Short movement breaks energize and activate the body and develop the brain. Actions accompanied by music help to develop coordination, rhythm, sequencing and listening skills.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Brain Dance Activity Gr K-3

BrainDance reinforces fundamental developmental movement patterns and the related neural connections. Performing movements regularly improves efficiency of movement, clarity of thinking, and rejuvenates energy.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Brain Dance Poster

This poster supports the Brain Dance Learning Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Canada's Food Guide Serving Sizes for Vegetables and Fruit Placemat

This placemat depicts Fruit and Vegetable serving sizes for Canada's Food Guide.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Canada's Food Guide Serving Sizes for Vegetables and Fruit Placemat (F)

This placemat depicts Fruit and Vegetable serving sizes for Canada's Food Guide. This placemat is in French.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Chair Aerobics and Routines Activity Gr K-3

Perform active routines to music and get a workout in and around a chair while developing fundamental movements!

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Collect Your Colours Vegetable and Fruit Extension Activity

This extension activity is used in the What is a Vegetable or Fruit? and the 5 a Day the Colour Way activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Colourful Choices Poster

Display in your classroom to highlight a variety of colourful fruit and vegetables!

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Dance Activity Gr K-3

Dance contributes to the development of body awareness, coordination, creative expression, and cooperation and extensive fundamental movements. Vigorous dances provide hearts, muscles, and bones a workout too.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Eat Smart Celebrations

Celebrations give schools the chance to reinforce classroom food and nutrition lessons. With a few easy changes, most food and drinks can support the health and learning of students and expose them to a variety of new types of food and flavours.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Elastic Jump Rope Activity Gr K-3

Elastic jump rope is a game enjoyed around the world also known as Chinese jump rope, elastics or skip tape. It is a great activity for building strength, endurance, and strong bones. Can be done indoors or outdoors.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Farm Visit Extension Activity Gr K-7

Students will visit a farm to learn about how vegetables and fruit are grown locally.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Food Tasting Chart

This chart is used in the Tasting Parties Extension Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Getting to Know the Runners in the Race Activity Gr 1

Students will develop their understanding of which drinks provide their bodies with the best fuel.

Grade Level 1

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Grip Strengthening Activity Gr K-3

Hand gripping exercises are a simple and effective way to improve grip strength, reduce playground injuries and build strength for activities using objects such as bats, racquets, or sticks.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Head-to-Toe Stretch Poster

This poster supports the Head-to-Toe Stretch learning activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Healthy Eating Overview

The Healthy Eating Overview is designed to provide teachers with the background information required to support the delivery of Action Schools! BC instructional examples, activities and extension activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Healthy Living Booklist

This booklist highlights a set of resources available to K-7 educators in both English and French.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Healthy Options for Fundraising

Revamp school fundraising activities to support healthy living messages and provide more opportunities for more children to make healthy choices more often.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Healthy Play Instructional Example

This instructional example is designed to engage Grade 1 students in learning the connection between healthy eating and physical activity.

Grade Level 1

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Hop Skip and Jump Stations Activity Gr K-3

A fun stations activity utilizing Hopscotch, Skipping, Bounce at the Bell jumps and more!

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Hopscotch Activity Gr K-3

Hopscotch has been played around the world for hundreds of years. Jumping, weight-bearing, and strength training activities build strong skeletons, and decrease the risk of osteoporotic fractures later in life.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Non-Food Rewards

Food preferences can be affected when they are associated with rewards or praise. Using unhealthy food as a reward sends mixed messages to students. Encourage positive behaviours with these alternatives to food rewards.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Play First Lunch Toolkit

Play First Lunch is a change in the traditional scheduling order of lunchtime and playtime – students go out to play first and then eat lunch.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Playground & Tag Activity Gr K-3

Playground and tag games are highly active, easy to modify and students can initiate them on their own after learning some basics. Playground and tag games help build fundamental movement skills and social skills such as cooperation, conflict resolution, and fair play.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Playground Circuit Activity Gr K-3

Every school can have a Playground Circuit, unique to its playground. Circuits have students running, skipping, hopping, jumping, weaving, and sidestepping around the playground area as well as over, under, around, through, on and off the adventure playground structure.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Pumpkin Patch Fieldtrip Activity Gr K-7

Students will visit a local pumpkin patch to see pumpkins growing in the field.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Pumpkins, Pumpkins! Activity Gr 1

Students will enjoy following the festive pumpkin from seed to table.

Grade Level 1

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Salad Patch Extension Activity Gr K-7

Students will learn to recognize that by eating a variety of coloured vegetables and fruit, they will receive a variety of nutrients that their bodies need to grow, learn, and play.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Skipping Rope Activity Gr K-3

Skipping rope builds strong bones, develops muscle endurance, promotes healthy hearts, and increases coordination.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Sneaker Club Worksheets

These worksheets are needed for the Goal Setting Instructional Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Static/Dynamic Head-to-Toe Stretch Activity Gr K-3

Stretching keeps the body relaxed and flexible, reduces injury, and increases range of motion.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Stretching Activity Gr K-3

Muscle strength, endurance and flexibility enhance functional ability and support life-long active living. Additionally, stretching increases range of motion, contributes to muscle development, and can help prevent injuries.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Super Market Tour Extension Activity Gr K-7

In this hands-on supermarket tour, students will learn about the wide variety of vegetables and fruit available to consumers, the different forms they can take and where to find them in the grocery store.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Tai Chi 8-Step Standing Sequence Activity All Grades

Flow through the steps slowly with emphasis on precise movement, proper alignment, calm breathing in and out, keeping head up and eyes focused and soft.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Tai Chi Activity Gr K-3

Tai chi is an ancient martial art, now practised worldwide for its health benefits. Many people practise the art of tai chi as a way of developing good posture and promoting skeletal and muscular health, as well as focusing and calming the mind.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Tasting Parties Fruit and Vegetable Extension Activity

Increasing students’ exposure to a variety of vegetables and fruit is essential in enhancing their preference for vegetables and fruit. Tasting parties and activities provide students with the opportunity to prepare and taste a variety of vegetables and fruit.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Throwing, Catching & Coordination Activity Gr K-3

These activities promote the development of hand-eye co-ordination, and the ability of the eyes to track and focus. Throwing and catching from left hand to right hand, and left hand to right hand, also enhances cross-lateral brain activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3

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Vegetables and Fruit Journal Extension Activity

This extension activity is used in the Know Your Nutrients Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Yoga Activity Gr K-3

Yoga is a system of total body movements that incorporate stretching and poses with breath, relaxation and imagery. Yoga develops body awareness and improves flexibility, strength, balance and mental focus. Participating in yoga often has a calming effect.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3