What is the Kids Heart Challenge?
Building on key learnings from 41 years in America’s schools, the Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole-body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues.
Kick Cabin Fever to the Curb!With schools closed and many parents working from home, the need for healthy in-home solutions is more important than ever. That’s why the American Heart Association – through its Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge – is helping families stay active, healthy, and happy by Kicking Cabin Fever to the Curb. This Virtual experience includes a 10-day challenge, featuring fun, engaging activities that will not only help combat a case of cabin fever, but it will also allow students and parents to stay connected while not together at school.
Take the Challenge!
The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. It prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being.
Each Challenge will be listed below: Please click on each Day to view the challenge. Within the file, there will be links for you to select to view videos and activities. I will be posting one each day to help motivate you and your family to stay active.
In an effort to avoid potential stir-crazy chaos during school closures, your registered child will receive heart-healthy activities, recipes, tips, and inspiring stories as a part of the Kids Heart Challenge’s Kick Cabin Fever to the Curb. We are excited to share these daily resources to help your family stay heart healthy. So, let’s get this dance party started – a great way to keep blood pumping and energy levels high. Not to mention a fun and easy way to get your family movin’ and groovin’!
Today, take a moment to learn one of the videos below, record your family’s dances, and post to social media with the hashtag #kidsheartchallenge and #movemore. The instructional videos are available below. We can’t wait to see your family’s moves!
TODAY’S CHALLENGES ARE:
Get those muscles warm!
Set a timer for 10 minutes and stretch those muscles.
Be kind to yourself!
Carve out 15 minutes of your busy day to be outdoors.
It’s DAY 3 of the Virtual Heart Healthy Challenge!!! Please post the Day 3 PDF for all families to see.
TODAY’S CHALLENGES ARE:
After you eat lunch, go for a walk around the block and clear your mind.
Snap a picture of your dinner and send to a friend – sharing ideas is the greatest kindness!
Today’s challenge COULD SAVE A LIFE!! Watch the Hands Only CPR Highlight Reel and the “today’s activity” video. Can’t help but dance when you hear “Stayin’ Alive!!” Get inspired and learn Hands Only CPR TODAY!! I’ve attached the 2-step hands only CPR flyer for you to POST to Twitter, Facebook, Google Classroom, Google Docs, Classroom Dojo, Remind, SeeSaw, etc.
Also, take the time to watch Finn’s video. He’s such a sweetie. Finn and his mom have set a goal for 100,000 people to participate in his missions.
Continue to encourage your families to get registered by using the “Register Today” infographic below (and attached) and feel free to post.