Healthy Games and Activities for Kids
Today, there are plenty of ways to be entertained on long summer days, snow days, and
everything in between. The only problem is, it can be harder to find ways to stay entertained AND healthy at the same time.
Most of the time, being entertained includes sitting and watching a movie, sitting and reading a book, sitting and listening to music. Stop sitting! Here are some great ways to have fun while staying healthy. To fuel your activities, it is important to eat well and to stay hydrated. Remember, you are what you eat, so let’s try to be bright, bold, and strong through a healthy diet including a wide variety of nutritious foods.
Below you’ll find our all-time favorite list of fun and healthy games and activities for kids of various ages.
Gameplay for Dodgeball is quite simple, but, at least for this version, requires the assistance of a sighted person. This link features the official rules for playing this great, fun game.
Your parents played this game. Your parents’ parents played this game. Get to know this time-honored healthy game and learn what all the hype is about.
It’s a shame, but while you’ve probably heard of hopscotch, you might not have any idea how to play it. Well… here’s an idea!
Learn about the importance of sleep through these fun and interactive games all about sleep.
Score as many points as you can by matching the blood type and donor. There are many different types of blood and some are more widespread than others.
Bacteria live on the food you eat if it isn’t cooked and handled properly. It also lives on dirty hands. Eeeww! Come with us, and we’ll show you how to fight this disgusting enemy. Fight against illness-causing bacteria with this interactive game and learn how to keep yourself healthy.
Good health begins with good food. Use these games in a class or group to learn more about proper nutrition.
This crossword puzzle can help you study up on your knowledge of all things exercise. It can also be printed and used as part of a lesson plan.
Every kid can learn the importance of a healthy balanced diet with these interactive games and more.
Proper food safety is important for keeping our bodies healthy. This booklet of coloring pages gets children familiar with the four simple steps to food safety.
Be a food critic and try a new fruit or vegetables. Report back and share your likes and dislikes with this activity sheet.
This page contains a variety of information and resources for teachers of grades 4-8 to use in the classroom and help students make healthier lifestyle choices.
These five games are based on the Who Want to Be a Millionaire” series and will help players learn all about bacteria.
This page features half a dozen health and safety-related games to drive home important concepts that all kids need to learn.
Water games for different age groups help learners of all ages to better understand the importance of clean drinking water.
Find out how to best take care of your body by eating well and exercising with these games.
Use any of these fourteen fun ways for kids to increase physical fitness and awareness.
Learn how to build a healthier, more satisfying lunch box.
Physical activity is important for kids and teens. Explore nutrition education games that support the formation of healthy eating habits.
Whether you are getting ready for a game or just enjoying some time spent practicing outdoors, it’s important to eat and drink well in order to fuel your body.
Take part in the Every Kid Healthy pledge and volunteer to spread awareness of childhood obesity and the importance of the physical activity.
This resource has a ton of healthy tips and tricks to make eating healthier at home easier for the whole family.