Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adventure to Fitness-Techy Teacher Tuesday + Freebie

Today I have something Techy to talk to you about so I decided to link up with the wonderful Katie King at Queen of the First Grade Jungle for

Have you heard about Adventure to Fitness?  Until a week ago when my youngest son came home from school telling me all about it, I had never heard of it either.  When my first grader walked through the door insisting that I "type Adventure to Fitness in you tube" I just knew it was something interesting.  Upon researching and testing out with my students I decided it is something I definitely need to share with you guys.

Adventure to Fitness is a wonderful site with great resources for Elementary teachers and parents.  I haven't had a chance to research all that they have to offer but I do want to share what I have learned and implemented with my students so far.

Adventure to Fitness offers short (under 5 minutes) video teasers on YouTube to get your students up and moving (Full episodes are available on their website).  These video teasers work great anytime students need a "brain break" or for rainy/snowy days to keep students moving.  Listen how simple:
1. go to
2. search Adventure to Fitness
3. choose any "adventure" you would like students to complete
4. have students stand near desk (or any open area in classroom)
5. play video on computer (project onto board for best quality) and watch students have fun
(***the cool thing is that they will also learn interesting information while having fun)

Here is one video for you to check out:

My class has set a goal to complete one adventure a day for an entire month.  After completing the video daily I usually talk to my students to discuss where their adventure took them and if they found out anything interesting. We also talk about fitness and why it is important.  In addition to fitness, we talk about eating healthy foods and I let students share about one new (or old) healthy food they tried that day (or recently). At some point throughout the week I have students write/draw about their fitness adventure(s) that week and about a healthy food they ate.  I put together this journal sheet that I have my students use and decided to share it with you guys. Click on the picture to download your free copy.

Here is a picture of a few of my students exercising the first day I introduced it.  
_Sorry for the dark fuzzy picture_
I do plan on purchasing a few complete episodes and learning more about Adventure to Fitness.  Once I do, I will definitely share with you guys!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think or if you currently use this in your classroom.  I love to read what you guys have to say.


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