Classroom Physical Activity Video Series

This e-Learning course was designed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Omaha’s School of Health and Kinesiology with funding from CHI Health. This information is intended for classroom teachers, after school providers, and other youth-serving organizations looking to increase classroom physical activity. While this information will always be applicable, special consideration was paid to current COVID-19 restrictions, including how to include physical activity in a virtual classroom setting. 

How to use this course:

Move through the modules at your own pace. We suggest watching each of the module videos, and then watching the supplementary videos and/or browsing the supplementary resources provided in each module as they fit your needs. Once you have finished the course, we ask that you please take the post-survey linked at the end. 

We recommend you take this course via a computer, as videos may not play on a phone.

Module 1: The Importance of Physical Activity

Resource: CDC Physical Activity Facts

Module 2: Classroom Setup and Design

Supplementary Video:

Walking Path

Resource: Let’s Move West Virginia

Resource: Action for Healthy Kids – Get Up and Get Groovin’

Module 3: Behavior Management Planning

Supplementary Video: 

Listening Song

Resource: CSPI NET Alternative School Discipline Options

Resource: Brain Blaster Movement Rhyme

Module 4: Active Brain Breaks vs. Active Learning

Supplementary Videos:

A Full Day of Movement
Exercise Bingo
Body Clocks

Resource: Play60 In-Class Physical Activity Breaks

Resource: Video Examples

Resources: Bingo PDFs

Module 5: Additional Ways to be Physically Active

Resource: Nebraska Marathon Kids

Resource: Strategies for Active Indoor Recess

Resource: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity

Module 6: Be the Physical Activity Advocate at Your School

Resource: CDC’s Increasing Physical Activity Guide

Resource: Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools

Module 7: Virtual Classroom Physical Activity

Resource: Ship, Shore, Deck

Resource: Zoom Simon Says


Please complete this 5-minute survey after you have viewed the classroom physical activity video series. You do not need to have viewed all videos before completing the survey. This survey is for evaluation purposes and it completely voluntary. 

Additional resources and links to the studies referenced throughout the course can be found here.

For more about encouraging your students to make healthy choices using the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® program, visit For support in implementing the program at you school or youth-serving program, contact The Wellbeing Partners at  

 Special thanks to Dr. Danae Dinkel, JP Rech, The University of Nebraska at Omaha, CHI Health, and our classroom student actors for their help with this project.