Fit Challenge

Welcome to the fit Challenge Week! Challenge Weeks are a quick and easy way for students to apply
‚Äč 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: "I Will" make a fit choice. 

Sound easy? Here's the catch--at the end of the week, you must show at least one choice for each part of fit.


Challenge Guide - Select to View/Print

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Challenge Trackers - Select to View/Print

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Get started!
‚ÄčLaunch slides below to begin the challenge.

It's Challenge Week!

Explain to students that this week is fit Challenge Week.

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

This week's challenge will encourage students to make a fit choice after school each day. 

Begin the challenge by selecting the Part 1: Lift Off slideshow. Students are asked about their choices and reminded that "being fit is about making choices that are good for their body and brain." 

Be a fit Kid

Begin the challenge with a short review of Topic 1: Be a fit Kid before introducing the challenge. 
Challenge:  Check your MOOD.
Tell yourself “I Will”
and make a fit choice.
Sound easy? Explain the catch to students:
You must show that you made a choice for each part of fit. You can do something like...
  • FOOD: Snack on fruits and veggies.
  • MOVE: Be active for 60 minutes.
  • RECHARGE: Get 10-11 hours of sleep.
  • MOOD: Turn your MOOD around and make a fit choice when you feel grumpy or bored.

Do It!

Check your MOOD.
Tell yourself “I Will”
and make a fit choice.

Prepare to track the challenge. How will you show student participation? Your records can be as simple as recording participation through a show of hands or you can chart with tally marks or a classroom bar graph.

Decide which challenge tracker (see options below) you will use (see above).

  • K-2 Students draw pictures on a challenge tracker to show their fit choice each day.
  • 3-6 Students write about their daily fit choices in a notebook or on a challenge tracker.

Challenge Check In

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

Discuss the challenge with questions such as:

  • Stand and high-five your neighbor if the challenge is easy for you. What makes it easy?
  • Did anyone find it difficult? What makes it difficult?

Option: Designate the four corners of your classroom as a part of fit. Students hop to the corner that matches their choice. 

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 you to make the healthy choice?
  • What held you back while attempting the challenge? Were you too tired to get off the couch? Did a late night practice stop you from going to bed on time?

Discuss how students can overcome any obstacles during a challenge.

Challenge Others

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

Challenge Others

Encourage students to challenge another person to do the fit challenge. They can challenge friends, family, or even their teachers!