Tuesday May 26, 2020

Physical Activity
It’s  Virtual Field Day! Field Day is a fun tradition for many schools that we don’t have to miss out on just because we’re not physically together. A Virtual Field Day is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way! Our friends at the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN), have been working hard to put together resources for families to run their own Field Day at home. They’ve created event cards and plans for a range of activities! Choose at least four (4) activities from their plans and fill out a score card.
• Field Day Plans and Scorecards: https://openphysed.org/nationalfieldday
• Field Day Example Videos: https://openphysed.org/fielddayvideos
Be sure to share your Field Day pictures on social media using #NationalFieldDay and #HealthyKidsQuarantined! Don’t forget to tag your school too!

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
What goes better with Field Day than popsicles? A fun way to get your servings of fruits and veggies is to turn your smoothies into frozen treats! Yesterday, we learned that Vitamin D provides many benefits like keeping out bones strong and even giving us a mental boost. So, today, let’s try this green smoothie that not only tastes delicious but it’s chocked full of the good stuff to keep you healthy.
• 1 chopped banana (frozen)
• 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
• 1 cup of spinach or kale
• ½ cup low fat yogurt
• 1 cup water or milk (low-fat or almond)
• 1 cup Ice
• Small paper dixie cups
• Popsicle sticks (or plastic spoons if you have them!)
Mix in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour your smoothie into a small dixie cup and freeze it for ½ hour. Once it starts to firm up, stick in your popsicle stick and freeze for several more hours until it’s solid. Tap them on a counter to loosen the popsicle and it will pop out of the cup! Share your smoothie-popsicle creations by posting it online, using #healthykidsquarantined!

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