Classroom Activity & Recess

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SPARKabc’s (Activity Break Choices) brings coordinated physical activity into the classroom or onto the playground and has been proven to increase academic achievement. Content includes Classroom ASAP’s (Active Soon As Possible) and activities that support learning standards in a variety of subjects. The Recess component provides planning, implementation, assessment tools, and equipment lists to create a more dynamic program on the playground.

This isn’t just a curriculum – you also get training and content-matched equipment packs. SPARKabc’s curriculum is designed to get students physically active in a non-PE setting. It is researched-backed with effective, specific tools and lesson plans for instructors that address the learnings for elementary students in the classroom and at Recess.

Get students learning and physically active in the classroom or during recess! Over 70 ASAP activities designed in the Ready, set, go! format make it easy to incorporate these into breaks or short intervals throughout the day. Content supports standards in Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, and Nutrition. Music and videos engage students and a Home Play component provides activity ideas for families. CD and DVD feature kinesthetic and brain activities for quick activity breaks. CD includes 24 lesson plans and audio tracks. DVD includes 40 videos. Choose SPARKabc’s in an all-digital option with online access to all resources or with an added print component. Options are detailed below.

SPARKabc’s Classroom Activity & Recess program is made up of four key components:



SPARKabc's Classroom Activity & Recess Curriculum Program including the digital subscription, manual, CD set, and folio.

SPARKabc’s Classroom Activity & Recess Curriculum

When students become physically active in the classroom, the benefits are astounding! SPARKabc’s is designed to implement physical activity with learning in the classroom or on the playground in an easy, adaptable format. Multiple activities make it easy to incorporate these into breaks or short intervals throughout the day and content supports standards in Language Arts, STEM, Social Studies, and Nutrition. CD and DVD feature kinesthetic and brain activities for quick activity breaks. CD includes 24 lesson plans and audio tracks. DVD includes 40 videos.


SPARKabc's Classroom Activity & Recess CS/DVD set

SPARKabc’s Classroom Activity & Recess CD/DVD Set

Energize students in the classroom or during recess with Brain Boosters and Fast Breaks videos! Use the Brain Boosters videos and CD 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. In the Fast Breaks videos, students follow along with animated characters on screen as they complete aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities. All activities have been proven to engage students and increase activity levels & academic achievement. CD includes 24 classroom ASAP lesson plans and audio tracks. DVD includes 50 videos.


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SPARKabc’s Classroom Activity & Recess Professional Development & Teacher Training

Bring SPARK to life and ensure program longevity with engaging, personalized trainings! The SPARK K-2 curriculum is a great start – but SPARK is not a book, it’s a program. Over the years, SPARK has tested numerous instructional strategies that are best conveyed during face-to-face training opportunities. The “what to do” (the lesson plans) come alive when the “how to do it” is provided via SPARK training. SPARK workshops are fun and “hands-on”, and teachers are motivated by SPARK’s dynamic and knowledgeable trainers.

For more information on SPARKabc’s Workshops, contact us today! To learn more or schedule your SPARK training, contact us at 833-73 SPARK or spark@gophersport.com


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SPARKabc’s Classroom Activity & Recess Equipment Packages

All the quality equipment you need to successfully implement your SPARKabc’s program! Proper equipment is the key to successfully implementing any curriculum. These hand-selected equipment packages were designed specifically for the SPARKabc’s program and include everything you need to properly instruct each activity in the SPARK curriculum. And best of all, each package is made up of the industry’s top-quality equipment exclusively from GOPHER!




SPARK Classroom Activity & Recess curriculum is available in three options to meet the needs of your program


SPARK Set 1 includes a 3 year digital subscription to all online services

Set 1

3-Year Digital subscription includes online access to:
  • e-Manual
  • Hundreds of activity videos & music files
  • Assessment tools
SPARK Set 2 includes everything in Set 1, as well as a manual and CD

Set 2

Includes Set 1 plus:
  • Printed manual
  • Music CD
SPARK Set 3 includes everything in Set 2, as well as SPARK folio

Set 3

Includes Set 2 plus:
  • SPARKfolio, a custom box with ALL materials printed and organized by unit & topic