It’s no secret that physical activity boosts brain health: just read the 2018 ParticpACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth! While we all know that movement can help our children and youth learn better, oftentimes we find it hard to prioritize physical activity. Teachers might have curricular outcomes to focus on, out-of-school care providers might be short on space to store equipment, and parents might be worried about dinner, homework, bedtime, and a million other responsibilities.
So how do you find a way to get children and youth moving, without sacrificing your other responsibilities or loading your space with stuff?
How about a bunch of goodies hand-chosen for movement, play and curricular connections, that all fit in one conveniently sized box?
Ever Active Schools has released its second EAS Box: a mystery box of games, activities, resources and more with a variety of applications to keep you, and the children and youth in your care, active. In the latest box, appropriately named Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain, you’ll receive a variety of ways to get outside to enjoy the changing weather and keep your class focused. This box is designed for anyone caring for children and youth, in- or out-of-school!
If you’re not already convinced, take a look at our last EAS Box, which had a theme of Embrace Winter. This box featured 51 games and activities, 35 pieces of equipment and 3 easy-to-use resources, along with a custom EAS Buff to keep you warm while you play. Check out a video reveal and review* of the Embrace Winter Box by teacher and parent Adam Pratt.
And another glowing review* from the winter box:
“I LOVE the size of the box! It fits everything perfectly, but isn’t huge or bulky. It fits nicely on my counter so it is always in my eyesight, but never in the way…
Winter Bingo: FANTASTIC. I love that they are sturdy and laminated so they are easy to take outside, take care of and clean in between uses. The activities included on it are easy, fun and exciting because they aren’t the same old outdoor ideas. They are great for a wide range of ages and class sizes…
I truly appreciate the tarp included, as well as other bonus materials (including the bingo dabbers). It’s not that I couldn’t supply my own, but it is so nice when I already have it so then I can just jump in and get started…
Overall, I absolutely love this box and I will be highly recommending it to my co-workers.”
– Dayna Landry, Aurora Elementary.
Grab your Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain Box today! Quantities are limited. Pre-purchased boxes will ship on March 8, 2021 and the shipping cost is already included in the price of the box.
Reach out on social media to show us how you use your EAS Box! Photos of children and youth using the box encouraged (with parent/guardian permission). Let’s see you move your body and grow your brain!