Healthy Games and Activities for Kids

Kids colored hopscotch tiles.

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.

How to Play Dodgeball

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.

How to Play Red Rover Red Rover

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.

How to Play Hopscotch

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!

How to Play Sleep for Kids

Learn about the importance of sleep through these fun and interactive games all about sleep.

How to Play The Blood Type Game

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.

Play Food Detectives

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.

Play Nutrition-Related Group Games

Good health begins with good food. Use these games in a class or group to learn more about proper nutrition.

The Benefits of Exercise Puzzle (PDF)

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.

ChooseMyPlate Healthy Eating Kids Games

Every kid can learn the importance of a healthy balanced diet with these interactive games and more.

Food Safety Coloring Book (PDF)

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.

Kids Food Critic Activity (PDF)

Be a food critic and try a new fruit or vegetables. Report back and share your likes and dislikes with this activity sheet.

Bam! Mind and Body

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.

Lose a Million (Bacteria)

These five games are based on the Who Want to Be a Millionaire” series and will help players learn all about bacteria.

Kids Health Fun

This page features half a dozen health and safety-related games to drive home important concepts that all kids need to learn.

Drink in More Knowledge

Water games for different age groups help learners of all ages to better understand the importance of clean drinking water.

Staying Healthy

Find out how to best take care of your body by eating well and exercising with these games.

14 Fun Ways to Get Moving

Use any of these fourteen fun ways for kids to increase physical fitness and awareness.

A Healthy Lunch Box

Learn how to build a healthier, more satisfying lunch box.

Are Your Active Enough?

Physical activity is important for kids and teens. Explore nutrition education games that support the formation of healthy eating habits.

Healthy Eating for Active Kids and Teens (PDF)

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 the Pledge to be a Healthier Kid

Take part in the Every Kid Healthy pledge and volunteer to spread awareness of childhood obesity and the importance of the physical activity.

Eating Healthy at Home (PDF)

This resource has a ton of healthy tips and tricks to make eating healthier at home easier for the whole family.

Additional Resources

Healthy Habits Games, PBS KIDS
Kids’ Corner,
Game On Activity Library, Action for Healthy Kids
Healthy eating games and activities, Healthy Eating Advisory Board