Active Kids

Kids like to move! Most kids naturally enjoy being active, although it can sometimes be hard to compete with screen time, homework, and other activities. Kids are recommended to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Parents and other adults can act as role models to show kids how to lead an active lifestyle, and provide plenty of opportunities to be active.

Physical activity for kids has many of the same benefits as for adults, including healthier heart and lungs, stronger muscles and bones, and lower risk of disease. In addition, kids who are physically active do better in school, show improved behavior, and have better mental health and self-esteem.

  • Motivating kids to be active – how to keep your kids active, including tips for specific age groups and different “fitness personalities”
  • GoNoodle – turn screen time into active time and have fun with your kids!


Local resources for active kids