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Activities for Kids

Programs, tools and resources for youth to live a stronger, healthier life. Your kids can have an active role in their health and the health of others. Below are some of the American Heart Association’s programs designed especially for children and youth of varying ages. Encourage your kids to check out these programs and learn how to start making a difference today!

My Family Health Tree
Did you know that just like the color of our eyes or how tall we are, other things like health conditions can be passed down genetically from one family member to another?
Nutrition Flash Cards
Practice learning your nutrition words while you are on the way to school, after dinner, or anytime! By knowing about what nutrients are in the foods we eat and drink you will be able to pick out which choices are healthy and which are not.
What am I really drinking?
We all have our favorite drinks we get when we get thirsty. But, did you know that just like eating healthy food, we need to drink healthy drinks?
Healthy Challenge Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt in your very own house! Grab a friend, a sibling, or a parent and hunt for the items.
Happy, Healthy Eating
The healthy foods we eat help our body to grow, run, walk, think, move, sleep, and fight off germs. But did you know that some foods can actually hurt our bodies?
Making the Most of Play
Part of a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active. Doctors say that kids should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. Try these tips for daily physical activity.
5 Ways that Play can Change your Day
Move until you’re breathing hard or break a sweat and you may start noticing these changes today.

Programs for Children and Youth

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge
We’ve teamed up with the NFL to bring you the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. Check out NFLRush.com/play60 full of creative ideas for getting active.
empowerME
empowerME inspires us to eat healthier and move more, to motivate each other, and to be a solution to America’s obesity epidemic. Join the Movement at empowerME2b.org.
Be the Beat
Help us spread the word about the importance of recognizing the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and learning the simple steps to save a life. Join in at bethebeat.heart.org.
Meet the Fats
How well do you really know the fats? Here’s your chance to get better acquainted with the Fats family: the Bad Fats Brothers and the Better Fats Sisters. Come Meet the Fats.
Jump Rope For Heart
Be a Heart Hero and join millions of other kids in saving lives. Find out how at heart.org/jump.
Hoops For Heart
Jump. Shoot. Save. Some kids are born with special hearts and need your help. You can make a difference! Sign up at heart.org/hoops.


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