Fit Challenge

It's fit Challenge Week! Challenge Weeks are a quick and easy way for students to apply what they have learned through each of the fit topics so they can progress to adoption and maintenance of healthy habits.

Challenges are presented in two parts:

  1. Lift Off: Use the slideshow to review the topic and launch the challenge.
  2. Take Action: Options are provided to track participation and progress, then followed with extension activities so students can be a health advocate and challenge others. 


The Challenge: Cut the cord! 
Fill your free time with moves instead of screens.


View/Print Educator's Guide

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View/Print Tracker Options         

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Get started! Launch slides below to begin the challenge.

It's Challenge Week!

With each fit Challenge, students activate healthy habits through the meaningful practice of fit choices. The challenge concludes with students activating their friends and family to make fit choices too!

For this challenge, students will add in more MOVE time while cutting screen time. 

The challenge concludes with students challenging others to decrease screen time as well. 

Play Unplugged

Begin with a quick review of Topic 25: Unplug and Play before introducing the challenge. 

Your Challenge: Cut the cord! 
Fill your free time with moves instead of screens. 

Students find fun ways to MOVE each day. Encourage students to... 

  • Use your time wisely. Sneak in moves while you wait instead of looking at a screen. 
  • Include others. Screens are easy to avoid when you are having fun with friends and family. 

Do It!

Cut the cord!
Fill your free time with moves instead of screens. 

Prepare to track the challenge. How wisl you show student participation? 

  • Students can write or draw their choices, or you may prefer to use the check-off sheet. 
  • Recording participation can be as simple as polling students. You may opt to keep a list showing your students' choices. Decide which challenge tracker (see options above) you will use. 

Challenge Check In

Check student progress by polling students to show participation each day until you are ready to wrap up the challenge. 

Discuss the challenge with questions such as: 

  • Stand up and show a thumbs up if this challenge is easy for you. What makes it easy? 
  • Stand up and show a thumbs down if the challenge is difficult for you. What makes it difficult? 
  • How did you MOVE? How did you cut screen time? 

Challenge Wrap Up

Lead a class discussion on the final day of your challenge: 

  • What propelled you forward through the challenge? Did friends or family encourage you? Did you write down your goal to remind yourself to MOVE? 
  • What held you back while attempting the challenge? Were you too tired to get off the couch? Did the weather make a difference in your activities? 


Congratulate and/or recognize students for successfully completing the challenge. 

Challenge Others

Encourage students to challenge another person to do the MOVE challenge. Challenge friends, family, or teachers. Make it fun!