SPARK was designed to be more inclusive, active, and enjoyable than traditional PE classes, and more than 30 years for research and dissemination support the achievements of those original goals.

SPARK is a complete program made of four key components!


Active Classroom Curriculum

"What To Teach"

Get elementary students learning and physically active in the classroom or during recess! Content supports standards in Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, and Nutrition.


Professional Development

"How To Teach"

Teacher training is designed to provide a working knowledge of SPARK’s unique content and instructional strategies. Teachers leave motivated and ready to “SPARK-up” their students for a lifetime of good health!


Equipment Sets

"Tools To Teach"

Expert-selected, high-quality, content-matched Gopher equipment provides you with everything you need to execute the SPARK Active Classroom program!


Free Lifetime Support

Once a SPARKer, always a SPARKer!

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, offering FREE lifetime support through toll-free number and e-mail consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities and a monthly eNewsletter that includes SPARK updates and teaching tips.

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Active Classroom Curriculum Features

The world's most evidence-based physical education program designed for After School!

Positive Learning Environment Unit

This unit supports a physically and emotionally safe place for all children to be active. These lessons help youth build positive relationships, enhance communication skills, and provide opportunities to work cooperatively to solve challenges. These team-building activities reinforce skills children will use all year-long such as positive peer interaction, encouragement, trust, and teamwork.  

6 Print + 4 Digital Units!

The instructional units are aligned with the SPARK Pacing Guide. Receive updates for free with an active subscription!

Over 120 Activities!

The Active Classroom curriculum, available in a new enhanced lesson plan format, includes more than 360 high MVPA, easy to learn, and easy to teach activities that your youth will love. 

An Evidence-Based Curriculum That's Proven to Work

View articles that prove the dramatic results achieved by active classroom programs that have implemented SPARK programs.

Brain Booster Videos

Use the Brain Boosters videos to teach Classroom ASAP (Active As Soon As Possible) activities quickly throughout the school day. They are perfect for use during a break from academic learning or to get students energized before starting the day.

Fast Break Videos

In the Fast Breaks videos, students follow along with animated characters on screen as they complete aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities.

The SPARK Active Classroom curriculum also includes the following teacher resources:


Audio prompts for Classroom ASAPs (Active Soon As Possible)

Task and Station Cards

Cards may be used as teaching aids, for stations in a circuit, or in combination to create movement routines. English/Spanish

Active Classroom Curriculum Units (70+ Lesson Plans)

Instructional Units:

Digital Only Units

All SPARK Active Classroom Lessons Include:

Teaching Cues

Short phrases identify key concepts students should know as they engage in the activity.

Standards Addressed

Indicates alignment with national recommendations.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

Shows lesson’s alignment with CASEL’s SEL competencies and related social skills.

READY, SET, GO! Format

Lists equipment/materials needed, describes set-up prior to instruction, and includes ready-to-read activity description that states instructions and directions.

Reflection Questions

Questions encourage reflection on the lesson and allow for assessment of knowledge and understanding.

Home Play

Family activity ideas / suggestions to share with parents/guardians in newsletters or bulletin boards.

Mind/Body Connection

Connecting physical activity to current brain development research

Teaching Tips

Pointers from SPARK Active Classroom specialists who have taught the lesson before.

SPARK is trusted by schools around the world!
What are some saying?

“SPARK is such a wonderful program. It brings physical activity alive! The Title 1 Early Childhood staff and children enjoy their physical activity journey each and every day.”

-Yvonne Jones, Title 1 Early Childhood Program
Memphis City Schools Memphis, TN

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