I’m Active Archie!
Getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity, moving, and trying new ways to be active is important for your wellbeing. You don’t have to be good at sports – there are heaps of ways for everyone to be active and have fun.
Exercise helps you:
Click on these ideas
Walking school bus
Take a walking school bus to school! Meet up with your friends and travel together. An easy way to meet this challenge every day.
Make & fly a kite
Tick off two challenges at once! Make a kite and fly it to square off your stretch your mind challenge AND your physical activity challenge!
Go exploring! See if your family will go on a nature walk, or join the world’s largest treasure-hunting community and find out about geocaching! (SmartPhone app)
Practice your Kapa Haka moves.
Go for a bike ride! (Are there any hills nearby you could go up?)
Go for a swim! Inside, outside, whatever works.
Want more ideas?
|Get two challenges ticked off at once!
Physical activity + help someone
Physical activity + stretch your mind
Children and young people should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.
Sixty minutes a day will help your child:
How you can help
- See also the poster Be Active Every Day
- Read more about healthy eating in Eating for Healthy Children Aged 2–12, and Eating for Healthy Teenagers.
- You can look and order these, as well as other nutrition resources, at www.healthed.govt.nz
Information sourced from HealthEd February 2021. For more information about keeping kids active, see HealthInfo – Ideas for keeping kids active