Resources for Grades 6–8

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Preschool–grade 12

Best Nutrition, Health, and Fitness Apps for Kids

These health-focused apps, games, and sites help students find the vital information they need to stay energized and active.

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grades 6–10

Fortnite Funky

Get in the game with this Fortnite dance! Learn the moves step by step and then put it all together so you can "Last Forever."

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grades 6–12

What Makes Muscles Grow?

With over 600 muscles in our bodies, we must learn how to give them attention and stay active to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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grades 3–6

Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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grades 6–12

Work Out with Avery Williamson

Dips, high knees, push-ups, and more—get moving with this quick set of exercises led by an NFL linebacker.

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Activity

grades 6–8

Wake Up, Warm Up, Work It Out

Start your day off right—or boost your spirits in the afternoon—with this energizing warm-up and workout.

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grades 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

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grades 3–6

Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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workout instructor

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grades 6–8

Wake Up, Warm Up, Work It Out

Start your day off right—or boost your spirits in the afternoon—with this energizing warm-up and workout.

Activity

grades 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

Activity

grades 6–12

Mason Plumlee Gets Moving

Wide Open School Exclusive:
NBA Denver Nuggets player Mason Plumlee shares his stuck-at-home workout, plus some fun games you can set up with ordinary household items.

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grades 6–12

Learn to Ollie

Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.

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grades 6–12

At-Home Olympics

Design and create a series of Olympic events in your home. Compete with your family, friends, or just yourself.

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grades 3–6

DIY Putt-Putt

Using items from around your home, create a mini-golf course. Find objects to use as a club and golf ball, and then put it to the test!

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grades 6–12

Plank High Fives

Grab a family member and each get in plank position on your elbows. Balance on one forearm, and high-five your partner five times. Then switch sides.

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grades 1–12

Step Back and Play

Toss a ball around a circle. Every time it makes it back to the beginning, take one step back and start again.

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various health apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Nutrition, Health, and Fitness Apps for Kids

These health-focused apps, games, and sites help students find the vital information they need to stay energized and active.

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Interactive

grades 6–9

History of Women Olympic Athletes

Learn about women athletes from past Olympics in this online exhibit. Then, research women who are currently training to compete in the upcoming (if delayed) Olympic Games.

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Teacher

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grades 7–8

Daily SEL, STEM, and PE Lessons (Grades 7-8)

Work through 20-minute, teacher-led lessons featuring videos, activities, and extensions. The intriguing topics range from eco-friendly design to the importance of water to our bodies.

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students dancing

Lesson

grades 6–8

A Symbiosis Dance

Model interactions between different species in an ecosystem while practicing your dance moves. Can you do the bee waggle? How about the bear scratch?

Video

grades 6–10

Fortnite Funky

Get in the game with this Fortnite dance! Learn the moves step by step and then put it all together so you can "Last Forever."

Video

grades 6–12

What Makes Muscles Grow?

With over 600 muscles in our bodies, we must learn how to give them attention and stay active to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

Video

grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

Video

grades 6–12

Work Out with Avery Williamson

Dips, high knees, push-ups, and more—get moving with this quick set of exercises led by an NFL linebacker.

Video

grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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grades 3–8

West African Dance

Practice some simple and fun moves from West African dance. Do you see the influence of these moves on modern dancing?

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Working Out With a Paralympian

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grades 3–12

Work Out with a Paralympian

Join four-time Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson for this 34-minute, full-body workout. Note you'll need a couple of common household items, so preview the workout first.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Body

Shape your body and mind with this accessible and welcoming 10-minute yoga routine.

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grades 6–12

Bust Out Some Burpees

Learn how to do a burpee, a dreaded but super-effective full-body exercise. Do a set every day for a quick heart rate jolt.

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grades 6–12

Yoga with Adriene

Put mindfulness in action as you tune into your body and do some breathing and stretching.