Springboard to Active Schools: Resources to Integrate Physical Activity into the Classroom

Resource: Toolkits Tools
Audience: Teachers, school administrators, school district leaders, teacher education programs


Springboard to Active Schools, a collaborative initiative between HRiA, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed set of new resources for educators to help integrate physical activity into the classroom. These resources will help schools use evidence-based strategies to incorporate classroom physical activity and provide more opportunities during the school day for students to reach the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Considerations for Classroom Physical Activity during COVID-19

This document provides district and school administrators, teachers, and parents/caregivers and families with practical ideas and considerations to safely and equitably incorporate physical activity into the school day in order to promote a culture of active engagement and learning.




Classroom Physical Activity ideas and tips during COVID-19

This document is full of tips for teachers on how to effectively engage students in active learning and includes printable sheets of easy-to-use and adaptable activity/energizer cards for different grade levels and learning settings (in-person vs. virtual). Click here to view the activities on the Springboard Pinterest page.




Keeping Kids Physically Active: Tips For Caregivers

This one-page document has simple tips and suggestions for parents/caregivers on how to support children and youth in getting 60 minutes of physical activity every day.




Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools 

This document describes 10 evidence-based strategies for promoting and planning classroom physical activity.

Implementation Guide

Integrate Classroom Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies Into Practice

This guide provides key questions and activities, along with practical templates, that teachers and other champions can use to help them adopt, promote, enhance, or sustain the classroom physical activity strategies.

Online PlatformOnline Platform: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools

This online platform provides templates, tools, resources and stories from the field to help educators and other physical activity champions implement the 10 strategies for classroom physical activity.

CRPA SlidesIntegrate Classroom Physical Activity: Getting Students Active During School

This PowerPoint presentation explains the benefits and importance of classroom physical activity and describes resources for classroom physical activity in schools by CDC and Springboard to Active Schools.

Data Brief: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools

This data brief outlines the definition of classroom physical activity, provides a snapshot of current classroom physical activity practices in the United States, and highlights ways to improve classroom physical activity through national guidance and practical strategies and resources.

Ideas for Parents: Classroom Physical Activity

This one-pager shares ideas for parents to promote classroom physical activity in their child’s school.