Every Kid Healthy Week 2020

Please feel free to use any of the resources to access information to make your HEALTHY WEEK great! We know you are at home now, so we have offered you some great activities to do at home with your children!

 

Most of the resources and information was used from the Action for Healthy Kids Website: https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/every-kid-healthy-week-resources/ or https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/healthy-activities-to-do-at-home/

 

Those celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week at home are still invited follow along with each day’s theme (see below), share your activities on social media using #EveryKidHealthyWeek, and tell us how you are celebrating.  

Resources and Graphics provided by:

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Micah Holcombe, County Extension Agent- Family and Community Health, Milam County

Keely McCrady, County Extension Agent- Family and Community Health, Johnson County


Here is our Every Kid Healthy Week Table of Contents for April 20-24th! We hope you have a great time with your family!!!!

 

Every Kid Healthy Week 2020 Table with Links

 


Random Acts of Kindness for KIDS:

The list below is packed with thoughtful and clever kind gestures to do SAFELY while “SHELTER IN PLACE.”. Have your kid try one or two today.

  1. Say thanks—just thanks—to your parents, for no particular reason.
  2. Be a study buddy—or help a younger sibling with homework.
  3. Clear your own dishes. Then surprise your parents and clear theirs, too.
  4. Let your brother/sister go first.
  5. Make your sister’s bed one morning. Turn it down that night.
  6. Clip coupons for mom.
  7. Pitch in: Take out the garbage after a giant family dinner. Do it without complaining.
  8. Invite someone outside your crowd to sit at your table at lunchtime or explore the library shelves with you after school.
  9. Clean out the pantry and get can goods ready for donating.
  10. Clean your room—without being asked to.
  11. Deliver a compliment a day—and mean it. Deliver two if you see it makes family happy.
  12. High-five a friend who gets the answer right at school.

Resources for Agents/Educators:

Every Kid Healthy Week News Release 2020

Every Kid Healthy Week Radio Spot 2020

Every Kid Healthy Week 2020 Table with Links

Social Media Posts and Graphics for Each Day of the Week:

Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19th Post: Every Kid Healthy™ Week is an annual observance created in 2013 to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances and observed the last full week of April each year (April 20-24, 2020), each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive! This year with the COVID 19, we are celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week at home! We are encouraging families to continue this week with scheduled activities to complete and have fun while staying healthy and staying at home!

Here are the activities planned for Every Kid Healthy Week:

  • Mindfulness Monday: Start your day with a Mindful Morning- Breathe easier with some simple breathing exercises! Stay Grounded! Refocus with this simple 5-4-3-2-1 technique. End the day with yoga! Poses + positive affirmations = confidence boost.
  • Tasty Tuesday: Family Mealtime- Try to sit down and eat a meal as a family! Come up with conversation starters to talk about! Cook healthy meals at home TOGETHER as a family! Make a FUN healthy snack and involve the kids!
  • Wellness Wednesday: Recycle paper towel and toilet paper rolls into a fun craft! Think outside the garden box: Plant a creative garden using containers from your home! Family Game Night! Limit electricity use and screen time: choose a fun game instead.
  • Thoughtful Thursday: Make a “Thank you” video and send it to your teacher or nurse/doctor you know! Complete 2 random acts of kindness at home! Make a sensory play path or hands-on activity for your kids!
  • Fitness Friday: Obstacle Challenge:  set up a backyard family fitness course! Go for a Rainbow Walk! Identify one thing for each color of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Don’t forget to hydrate during physical activities!

If you need more resources on completing these activities, please visit our website: https://milam.agrilife.org/publications/family-and-consumer-sciences/ekhw/ Happy Every Kid Healthy Week!

 

 

Monday’s Post:

It’s Every Kid Healthy Week this week (April 20-24th)! We are encouraging families to have fun while staying healthy and staying at home! Mindful Monday: Start your day with a Mindful Morning- Breathe easier with some simple breathing exercises! Stay Grounded! Refocus with this simple 5-4-3-2-1 technique. End the day with yoga! Poses + positive affirmations = confidence boost. #EveryKidHealthyWeek

 

 

Tuesday’s Post:

It’s Every Kid Healthy Week this week (April 20-24th)! We are encouraging families to have fun while staying healthy and staying at home! Tasty Tuesday: Try to sit down and eat a meal as a family! Come up with conversation starters to talk about! Cook healthy meals at home TOGETHER as a family! Make a FUN healthy snack and involve the kids! #EveryKidHealthyWeek

 

 

Wednesday’s Post:

It’s Every Kid Healthy Week this week (April 20-24th)! We are encouraging families to have fun while staying healthy and staying at home! Wellness Wednesday: Recycle paper towel and toilet paper rolls into a fun craft! Think outside the garden box: Plant a creative garden using containers from your home! Family Game Night! Limit electricity use and screen time: choose a fun game instead. #EveryKidHealthyWeek

 

 

 

Thursday’s Post:

It’s Every Kid Healthy Week this week (April 20-24th)! We are encouraging families to have fun while staying healthy and staying at home! Thoughtful Thursday: Make a “Thank you” video and send it to your teacher or nurse/doctor you know! Complete 2 random acts of kindness at home! Make a sensory play path or hands-on activity for your kids! #EveryKidHealthyWeek

 

 

Friday’s Post:

It’s Every Kid Healthy Week this week (April 20-24th)! We are encouraging families to have fun while staying healthy and staying at home! Fitness Friday: Obstacle Challenge:  set up a backyard family fitness course! Go for a Rainbow Walk! Identify one thing for each color of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Don’t forget to hydrate during physical activities!