Classroom Activity & Recess

Classroom Activity & Recess

SPARKabc's Classroom Activity & Recess Program


Classroom activity solutions brought to you by the world's most researched & field-tested physical education program! Extensive evidence supports the association between school-based physical activity (PA) and academic performance. SPARKabc’s (Activity Break Choices) is an exciting new program that helps classroom teachers use physical activity to improve academic achievement and foster healthy behaviors. See video and details below for more information.

Classroom Physical Activity

SPARKabc’s is a complete solution for providing enjoyable and engaging physical activity opportunities in the classroom. Content includes Classroom ASAP’s (Active Soon As Possible) as well as physical activities that support learning standards in Literacy/Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, Nutrition Education, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Click Here to view sample lesson plans.


SPARKabc’s "Recess" element provides planning, implementation, evaluation resources, and equipment for recess staff looking to improve activity opportunities for all students.

SPARKabc's Program Components

SPARKabc's includes four building blocks that lay the foundation for a successful physical activity program. Click below to learn more or purchase.

1.Instructional Materials:

SPARKabc’s instructional materials are available in print or digital format, and include:

  • 75 Classroom-based physical activities in easy-to-use "Ready, Set, Go!" format
  • 15 Recess activities and additional planning resources
  • Instructional videos
  • Fast Breaks™ and Brain Boosters™ videos
  • Alignment to the Academic Standards
  • STEM Integrations
  • Digital music for use with iPod or MP3 Player
  • Home Play (family activity ideas) suggestions

For more information on SPARKabc’s instructional materials, Click Here.


The focus of SPARKabc’s staff development is to train classroom teachers on developmentally-appropriate activities and instructional strategies that get students physically active safely and effectively. For more information on SPARKabc’sWorkshops, Click Here.


SPARK content experts have created equipment sets that match each item to a SPARKabc’s activity, saving classroom teachers valuable time. For more information on SPARKabc’s Equipment sets, Click Here.

4.Follow-up Support:

For a program to work and last, ongoing consultation must be provided. SPARK is committed to extensive follow-up via their unique “SPARK Stars” institutionalization model, and myriad FREE value adds including lifetime support via 800 number and email consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities, and a monthly eNewsletter. For more information on SPARK support, Click Here.

Looking for additional professional development opportunities?

SPARK is proud to offer a wide selection of on-site and online teacher training programs and topics to meet the professional development needs of your school, district, or agency. Online teacher training is provided via where you can access free recorded webinars and tutorials and purchase SPARK program online training modules.

SPARK has the BEST presenters ready to lead the most effective and enjoyable professional growth day ever! Presenters include past SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, SPARK trainers and program authors, and product experts. Click Here to learn more and to view our full menu of training options.