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National Move More Month

April is National Move More Month, a nationwide initiative to encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. Part of this observance is National Dance Day on April 29—a celebration of the joy and benefits of dancing. We’re pleased to share various classroom resources to support these vital health and wellness initiatives. Whether you're looking to get your heart rate up, learn a new dance style, or find fun brain breaks, these resources can help your class move more and reap the physical and mental rewards. 

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Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Dramatic Arts and Dance Resources

Enhance your lessons with our curated collection of drama and dance resources. Explore musicals, reader’s theater scripts, dance tutorials, and more to infuse movement, creativity, and excitement into your physical education and language arts curriculum.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Sports Resources

Seamlessly integrate sports into your curriculum with this comprehensive collection of cross-curricular resources spanning science, social studies, math, and more. Find versatile materials you can use to connect sports to learning in any grade level.

Grades 6-12

Skateboard Science

Share this site with learners who like skateboarding to extend their knowledge about how tricks work and relate force and motion to real life. Learn why riders and boards stay together and about the forces and physics at play.

Grades K-12

In the Swim eGuides - Make a Splash in the Classroom

Dive into this comprehensive collection that equips students with essential water safety knowledge. The resources include research articles, instructional videos, lesson plans, and interactive activities related to many curricular areas.

Grades K-8

Kids in Motion Math Collection

Check out this great collection of math activities from PBS Learning that includes five comprehensive lesson plans with learning objectives and five helpful math facts videos. The best part is they all integrate some physical education, too!

Grades 5-12

Young Men's Health

Young Men's Health provides research-based health information for boys and young men. Browse the health guides alphabetically to find one related to Nutrition & Fitness, which includes exercise ideas and information about strength training.

Grades K-5


Unlock the power of brain breaks with GoNoodle's research-backed, interactive classroom resources. These engaging physical games and activities promote health, fitness, and mindfulness through short bursts of movement that elevate focus and energy.

Grades K-12

PBS Learning Media - Physical Education

This collection of videos and activities explores diverse topics to empower students' physical and social development. Students can dive into lessons on strength and endurance or specialized content on adaptive education, athletic etiquette, and more.

Grades 4-8

Let's Move

Let's Move is an archived site created during the Obama administration, but its resources and ideas for getting students moving are still relevant today. Explore ways to stay active, from jumping jacks to counting steps, and learn about nutrition.

Grades K-7

Disney Healthy Living - Kids

Disney’s Healthy Living offers recipes, activities, videos, and other resources. To find ideas for getting moving, scroll to the bottom of the site and view activities like basketball moves, relay races, yoga, obstacle courses, and more.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us this Tuesday for our next free OK2Ask virtual workshop, explore an article related to dance, and visit our Infusing Technology Blog for some tech inspiration! 

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Tuesday, 4/23, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Empower Students as Creators: Using Flip in the Classroom

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft Flip, a versatile platform that allows educators to engage, inspire, and support students throughout their project journey. Learn how to successfully implement Microsoft Flip to support your students.

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All The World's a Stage - Incorporating Dramatic Arts and Dance into the Classroom

This article offers background information, standards correlation, and extension activities for using dance in the classroom. You’ll also find book suggestions, web resources, and movement and dance options.

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