Music Suggestions:

Active Academics® does not endorse or promote any specific songs or artists. The songs listed here have been used during presentations and workshops. Teachers are responsible for evaluating each music selection, including lyrics, before use in their classroom

  • Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
  • Happy - Pharell Williams
  • Move This - Technotronic
  • What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
  • Strength - Tabata Kids
  • Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
  • Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
  • Uptown Funk - Kidz Bop
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider - Little Richard
  • Getting Jiggy With It - Will Smith
  • Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae) - Solento

General Materials and Equipment to Promote Classroom Physical Activity:

  • Yarn Balls
  • Music CDs
  • Bean Bags
  • Hula Hoops
  • Beach Balls
  • Scarves
  • Rhythm Sticks
  • Foam Balls
  • Balloons
  • Dance / Movement DVD or CD
  • Poly Spots

General Equipment for Recess and Outdoor Play:

  • Parchute
  • Playground Balls
  • Cones
  • Jump Ropes / Jump Bands
  • Hoops
  • Soft-Skin Sport Balls
  • Others

Note: Special materials and equipment for specific activity ideas can be found in most activity idea descriptions. Remember that many activities require little or no equipment.

Considerations for equipment selection:

  • There should be enough equipment for each student to participate
  • Classroom equipment should be manageable and safe in a small space, but can still allow for maximum participation.
  • Storage must be available for equipment, either in the classroom or somewhere else in the school that is easily accessible.
  • Safety and durability are of upmost importance - order equipment from a reputable company that stands by their products.
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