“PLAY IT UP” FOR THE HOLIDAYS – 30 Days of Holiday Fun!

The PLAY it up for the HOLIDAYS challenge stresses the significance of good old-fashioned PLAY. As Albert Einstein famously stated, “Play is the highest form of research.” It is my belief that play is the ultimate means of physical, social, and emotional exercise for children.


Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoodfamously stated, “Play is the work of childhood.”


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I couldn’t agree more. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Through play, children learn at a very early age to engage and interact in the world around them. Play is a cherished part of childhood. By finding the right balance between work and play, children will grow up happier, well adjusted, and more prepared to conquer the world.

PLAY it UP for the HOLIDAYS includes:

  • Play it Up Instructions
  • Play it Up Daily Tracker
  • Play it Up Activity Log
  • Optional Award Certificate

The PLAY it UP for the HOLIDAYS challenge

  1. Each day, students PLAY it Up indoors or outdoors.
  2. Use the indoor or outdoor activities listed or create your own fitness fun.
  3. Participate in one or more activities for at least one hour throughout the day.
  4.  Circle a number to indicate how many times you PLAYED it UP throughout the 30 days.
  5. Write down your chosen activities on the activity log provided!

At the end of the month, students add up the total number of days completed. I ask my students to turn in their activity logs (completely optional). I’ll display them in the gym. Students completing at least 10 days receive an award certificate and toe token.

My team and I literally PREACH the importance of PLAY!

Finally, it is imperative that parents and teachers stress the importance of play. I regularly have conversations with my students regarding play as their number one mode of exercise.

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You may also want to check out 30 RANDOM ACTS of FUN – HOLIDAY EDITION for more holiday fun!

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