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Teacher Information & Curriculum

Did you know?

KidsFit’s largest fundraiser is the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! Without the nearly 30,000 participants, KidsFit would not be possible. The funds generated through Mini-Marathon registrations help support our program, ensuring that we’re able to offer the program at no cost to Indiana youth.

Each year, the 500 Festival receives hundreds of thank you notes from classrooms and students across the state who have participated in KidsFit. It’s one of our favorite things to receive! This year we want to extend the thank you directly to the Mini-Marathon participants and we need your classroom’s help.

Our goal is to provide each and every participant with a note and picture drawn by the very students who benefited as a direct result of their Mini-Marathon registration.

How your group can help

Feel free to incorporate the coloring page into one of your lessons for the day for a fun activity. Print the coloring sheets below or use the sheets provided with your curriculum mailing.

Completed thank you notes can be mailed to the 500 Festival via the address below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Helen Khamis directly.
500 Festival KidsFit Program
21 Virginia Avenue, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Primary Curriculum (Grades K-3)


K.1.1 Perform basic locomotor skills.
K.1.2 Perform basic nonlocomotor skills.
K.2.1 Demonstrate basic movement vocabulary and cue words for learning skills.
K.2.2 Demonstrate variations in moving with spatial, directional, and temporal awareness.
K.3.2 Display enjoyment in participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity in physical education class and in after school time.
K.4.1 Demonstrate improved cardiorespiratory endurance.
K.5.1 Identify and demonstrate an understanding of rules and safety practices for games and other physical activities.
K.5.2 Exhibit a willingness to follow basic directions for an active class.
K.5.3 Show a positive attitude toward self and others during physical activity.
K.5.4 Demonstrate respect for other children in physical education class.
K.6.3 Acquire new skills and demonstrate a determination to develop those skills.

Grade 1

1.1.1 Perform locomotor skills with developmentally appropriate challenges to reinforce learning of basic movements.
1.1.2 Perform nonlocomotor movements in basic combinations during sill development practice, activities, and games.
1.2.3 Demonstrate variations in moving with directional, spatial, and temporal awareness.
1.3.1 Engage in health-related physical fitness activities or games during physical education, class, recess, and/or leisure time with one’s family and friends.
1.3.2 Record participation in physical activities by type of activity and time.
1.4.1 Demonstrate how increasing the intensity of an activity will increase the heart rate.
1.4.4 Participate in activities that increase cardiorespiratory endurance.
1.5.1 Identify and demonstrate safety practices and personal responsibility during physical education class, recess, and after school physical activities.
1.5.2 Demonstrate and apply an understanding of rules and directions for an active class.
1.5.3 Demonstrate cooperative play with children of varying abilities.
1.5.4 Demonstrate respect and compassion for children with individual difference.
1.6.1 Identify personal goals and demonstrate a willingness to achieve specific movement skills and physical fitness challenges.
1.6.2 Respond to and apply basic skill elements, given by the teacher, for learning and developing motor skills.
1.6.4 Express enthusiasm for participating physical activity.

Grade 2

2.1.1 Perform locomotor skills proficiently and in combinations with developmentally appropriate challenges.
2.2.1 Identify and demonstrate efficient movement with objects that present balance, change of direction, and spatial awareness challenges.
2.2.3 Identify and apply the basic elements for efficient locomotor, nonlocomotor, stability, and manipulative skills.
2.3.1 Participate actively in all physical education classes and in unorganized or organized physical fitness and play opportunities during after school time.
2.3.2 Participate in and keep a record of activities outside of physical education class that provide opportunities to demonstrate a healthy lifestyle.
2.4.1 Participate in an active physical education class to maintain the intensity and duration for improved physical fitness.
2.4.4 Perform and recognize the differences between high, medium, and low intensity activities for developing cardiorespiratory endurance.
2.5.1 Identify and demonstrate safety practices and personal responsibility for an active class and games.
2.5.2 Demonstrate and apply rules and directions for an active class.
2.5.3 Demonstrate cooperative play with a partner and small or large groups regardless of personal differences.
2.5.4 Demonstrate respect and compassion for students with individual differences.
2.6.1 Identify personal goals and demonstrate a willingness to achieve specific movement skills and physical fitness challenges. 2.6.2 Respond to and apply basic skill elements, given by the teacher, for learning and developing motor skills.
2.6.3 Express enthusiasm as a result of participation in physical activity.

Grade 3

3.3.1 Select and participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity in physical education class and during after school time.
3.3.2 Describe movement principles and apply mature movement patterns in various manipulative challenges.
3.4.1 Participate in self assessments and formal fitness assessments.
3.4.6 Participate in activities that enhance health-related physical fitness on a regular basis.
3.5.1 Work cooperatively with others to obtain common goals in a game situation.
3.5.2 Recognize and avoid unsafe practices and situations.

Intermediate Curriculum (Grades 4-6)

Grade 4

4.2.1 Describe critical elements of correct pattern for fundamental movement skills.
4.2.2 Apply the concept of practice to improve movement skills.
4.2.3 Observe the performance of others to provide feedback to help improve motor skills.
4.4.4 Participate in an activity program that is designed to improve health-related physical fitness.
4.5.1 Exhibit independence and the ability succeed in groups in physical activity settings.
4.5.2 Follow rules and safe practices in all class activities without being reminded.
4.6.1 Participate in physical activities that are enjoyable.
4.6.2 Interact positively with classmates and friends in physical activities.
4.6.3 Participate in new and challenging physical activities.

Grade 5

5.2.1 Identify movement concepts used to refine movement skills.
5.2.2 Describe and demonstrate critical elements of mature movement patterns.
5.2.3 Critique the performance of a partner by providing feedback to help improve skill.
5.3.1 Participate in health-enhancing physical activity.
5.4.1 Establish personal goals to achieve an age appropriate fitness level in all components of health-related physical fitness.
5.4.2 Demonstrate a healthy level of cardio-respiratory endurance.
5.4.3 Demonstrate age appropriate levels of muscular strength and muscular endurance for the major muscle groups.
5.5.1 Demonstrate the qualities of a competent and enthusiastic physical activity participant.
5.5.2 Perform activities safely and follow rules.
5.5.3 Demonstrate positive attitude towards self and others during physical activity.
5.5.5 Accept partners and teammates regardless of personal differences.
5.6.1 Exhibit positive feelings about participation in physical activity.
5.6.2 Engage in the challenge of new activities.

Grade 6

6.2.1 Identify basic concepts that apply to the movement and sport skills being practiced.
6.2.2 Explain how practicing movement skills improve performance.
6.3.1 Identify and participate in activities that, when done consistently, can contribute to an active lifestyle.
6.3.2 Participate in activities, outside of school, that are health-enhancing and can be continued throughout a lifetime.
6.4.2 Develop personal goals for each of the health-related physical fitness components.
6.4.3 Measure personal fitness levels in each of the health-related physical fitness components in relation to age.
6.5.1 Participate in cooperative activities in a leadership or followership role.
6.5.4 Illustrate an appreciation of the accomplishments of all group members in group or team physical activities.
6.6.1 Engage in physical activities as an opportunity to socialize with friends and family.

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