The COLOR DASH Fitness Board Game

For the March Fitness Challenge, I was inspired by my kids. During their week off from school for winter break, much of their time was spent at home, inside due to rainy weather. With this, out came the board games. Monopoly, Life, Clue, and Qwirkle were just a few games enjoyed throughout the week. My kids are 14, 15, and 17 years old. I was impressed that they still enjoyed playing board games as much as they did when they were 8, 9, and 11. Board games are accessible and user-friendly, plus, most of them list the ideal playing age from 4-89. Therefore, I knew what I needed to do. I would tap into the excitement and develop my own.

This game can be played beyond the month of MARCH!

So I created The COLOR DASH, a game combining fitness, a little math, and lots of fun. Although I encourage kids to play The COLOR DASH with family and friends, it can also be played alone.

Objective: Players DASH around the board collecting as many points as possible by completing exercises.

Equipment: You will need The COLOR DASH game board, 1 dice, 1 game piece per player (create your own), 1 water bottle per player, and a pad and pencil to keep score.

Game Play: To begin, each player rolls the die. The player with the higher number goes first. Place game pieces on the square marked “START/FINISH.” Roll the die to establish how many spaces to move in a clockwise direction. Complete the action assigned to the square in order to earn its point value. Use the key located in the center of the board to determine the square’s action and point value. Players alternate turns. Play continues until both players land directly on or pass by the square marked “START/FINISH.” The player with the most accumulated points wins the game. This is not necessarily the player who finishes first. Be sure to congratulate each other on working hard and having fun completing the COLOR DASH!

Alternative Versions: 

  • Set a timer for a predetermined amount of time. For example, you may want to either play until you finish the board or stop playing after 5 minutes (or whatever time you set).
  • Play for a set number moves. For example, players agree on the total number of moves prior to the game. If they decided the maximum number of moves is seven, then after each player’s seventh move the game is over.

Get your COLODASH fitness challenge below!

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The COLOR DASH is not only a monthly fitness challenge!

It can also be used in classrooms as a brain break and in physical education classes as an instant activity. Simply laminate the game board and it will last forever.

Do you love board games? If so, this is the Fitness Challenge for you! The challenge comes with:
  1. The COLOR DASH Game Board
  2. Calendar AND Instructions


Keeping Kids in Motion has been providing monthly fitness challenges for our community for the last four years. This month we decided to try something a little different from our previous challenges. In an effort to share our product with a broader audience, and to offset the cost of maintaining our website, The COLOR DASH can be found on Keeping Kids in Motion Teacher pay Teachers website. We are grateful for the enthusiasm and support of the Keeping Kids in Motion Community and hope you enjoy this month’s fitness challenge.

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2 Comments on “The COLOR DASH Fitness Board Game

  1. How many play the game at once? How mandy dice per board are needed?

    • Hey Amanda. The directions are all within the post. !-4 players can play the game. You only need 1 die.

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