Resource Directory

In addition to resources and blogs created by Springboard to Active Schools, featured CSPAP resources were taken from CDC's newly published resource, Increasing Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Framework for Schools

Spark: Inclusive Strategies for Recess Activities

Suggestions on ways to instruct peers on how to best include students with disabilities in recess activities.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

CDC and SHAPE America: Keeping Recess in Schools

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance article that explains the benefits of recess and describe strategies to help schools keep recess in the school day and create a culture of physical activity that uses recess as a catalyst for learning.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

SHAPE America: Case Study: Let the Games Begin

Case study from Thomasville Primary School in North Carolina that describes their efforts to kick start their Active Recess Program through grants, policy changes, teacher engagement, and administrative support.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

SHAPE America: Top 10 Reasons for Recess

Interactive infographic that describes the benefits of recess in schools.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

From Classroom to Playground: Practical Tips for Using Recess Resources

Whether you are a school-level practitioner or a technical assistance provider, there are numerous resources to help support successful implementation of recess in schools. This webinar will highlight recess resources from SHAPE America, CDC – Healthy Schools, and Springboard to Active Schools (specifically, Strategies for Recess in Schools, Recess Planning in Schools, and Keep Recess… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Webinars
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

SHAPE America: Guide for Recess Policy (2016)

Identifies policies for recess and includes recommended language, accountability measures, and rationale for each recess policy.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

Playworks Playbook

Provides a recess checklist for the playground, stories about experiences on the playground, ideas for games and activities to play with students.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools

Recess is an important part of an active school environment. It is a relatively easy and low cost way to get students moving, and contributes to the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Recess does not only help increase students’ physical activity, but also improves both social/emotional and educational outcomes. This data brief provides… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Data Briefs
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess