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Eat Smart to Play Hard Fun Day

Kids doing Zumba

A Fun Day will be held at each school at the end of the campaign to celebrate the significant accomplishments of the participating students.

We encourage as many community members as possible to get involved with these events. The Fun Day is much more fun for the kids when they see their mentors modeling healthy behaviors for them. Everyone will enjoy this event filled with FUN!

This component of the project is critical to the success of the overall campaign because it serves as the students' final incentive to participate. Schools should try to integrate fun and healthy activities by using their own community resources that they know their students will enjoy. Our hope is that at the Fun Day, students will achieve the ultimate goal of the intervention: Eat Smart to Play Hard!

Suggestions for the Fun Day activities:

Radar gun activity

Radar gun activity

Ask state or local police to attend with their radar gun and have them measure how fast the kids can run.

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Allow kids to help you cook healthy snacks, so they can see how fun, easy, and delicious it is.

Fruit and vegetable walk

Fruit and vegetable walk

Like a cake walk with music, except that you give away fruits and vegetables. Kids love it!

Fitness Class

Fitness Class

Reach out to local fitness instructors and have them teach a fun fitness class to the kids.

Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

You chop the fruit, but students make their own fruit-infused water.

Acrobatic Apple Bob

Acrobatic Apple Bob

Get some apples and string. Tie one end of the string to the apple. Tie the other end to a tree branch. The first one finished eating the apple is the champion.

Fire Truck

Fire Truck

Fire fighters are real life heroes and kids love a tour of the fire truck.

Parachute Tag

Parachute Tag

Children to spread out around parachute standing up and lift it high overhead. Call one name and have him/her run (skip, hop, twirl or crawl) to the other side before the parachute comes down and tags him/her.

Have a Race!

Have a Race!

Individual race, relay race, team race, three-legged race. Many variations, great amounts of fun!