​​​​​​What is the KidStriders Spring Semester Booster?
For January – May in addition to students participating in walking or jogging a cumulative half or full marathon, this optional programming features monthly themes and challenge activities students can complete each with its own incentive charm. We will celebrate the Grand Blue Mile in April (hopefully in person) but will also celebrate a Spirit Week which concurs with the Drake Relays. The KidStriders Spring Booster programming will extend through May. REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

What are the monthly themes?
Join in January, Feel Good February, Mindful March, Awesome April, and Make it a Habit May

How will students know what to do each month?
A PDF is available for each month explaining the month’s theme, suggested activities including adaptive activities for children with special needs, a resource list which includes the KidStriders Curriculum Guide and other KidStriders online resources, writing prompts, and tracking journal pages.

What kind of activities will be included?
Activities fall into the following categories from the “KidStriders Runner Profile.”

  • Physically Active –activities will generally encompass running and other track and field activities
  • Healthy Choice-Makers –activities will encompass concepts from 5210 Healthy Choices Count
  • Principled & Caring – activities will encompass concepts of mindfulness and community service
  • Brain-Trainers – activities will encompass learning concepts including reading and writing


What are the student incentives for participating in the KidStriders Spring Booster?
There will be an incentive charm for completion of each month’s required activities and students completing the monthly requirements for January - March will receive a “KidStriders Spirit Week Kit” to celebrate the week of the Grand Blue Mile and the Drake Relays. The kit will include a variety of fun items for students to enjoy. 

What happens during Spirit Week?
Each school/classroom/home can host their own celebration week and will be provided with the “KidStriders Spirit Week Guide.”  The downloadable guide will include: the daily themes for spirit week; information about how to set up the one-mile kids run at school or home; adaptive activities for students with special needs; and links to a variety of printable activity pages.

How do I sign up?
Sign up by school, grade level, classroom, or individual. Schools outside of the Des Moines Metro will be required to cover shipping costs for their materials. Individuals will be charged a $10 fee to cover materials and shipping. 


Can I sign up even if I'm not signed up for the regular KidStriders Program?

Yes! Sign up by school, grade level, classroom, or individual. Schools outside of the Des Moines Metro will be required to cover shipping costs for their materials. Individuals will be charged a $10 fee to cover materials and shipping. 







KidStriders Spring Semester Booster

 

Want additional learning and fun during the spring semester?

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/KidStridersSpringBooster