This sounds like a cool idea. Lake Grove Elementary School, in the Lake Oswego, Oregon, school district, invited kids to form four-kid teams to run, jog or walk around the playground three days a week during lunch recess. Teams get to chart their miles on a map, with the goal being to run the equivalent of a trip to the coast (a hundred miles) between April 10 and the end of the school year. For more, see the school's Bulletin for March 20-26, for starters. Look for the Lake Grove to Coast Relay for Kids (two entries).
hat tip: The Oregonian newspaper, dead tree edition, April 11, 2006, page B4.
What sorts of imagination-mixed-with-action activities does your local school have? Or your family? Or your neighborhood?
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