Childcare Alive! Physical Activity
Goal: Provide 1-2 hours of physical activity throughout the day, including outside play when possible.
Daily physical activity and active play time helps children to sleep better, learn more, and become comfortable with their environment. Intentionally planning physical activity into your children’s schedule will be necessary to assure they receive the 1-2 hours they need each day. Check out these resources to find ways to include more physical activity in your setting:
Sample Schedules Including Physical Activity and Screen Time Totals
You may use the following forms to help you keep track of physical activity and screen time.
Tips from the NAP SACC Program.
Includes activities for varying amount of time, equipment, space, and age groups.
Ideas for outdoor play activities during the winter months.
supported by North Dakota CCR&R as well as several other agencies and programs.
includes books that encourage movement; good options for acting out story time.
from the NAP SACC Program.
from Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 Program and the Nemours Foundation.