Physical activity among youth is linked to better physical, mental, and social health as well as better learning outcomes. Physical movement powers a culture of learning, health and happiness in Indiana schools and communities. That's why the 500 Festival and INSHAPE have partnered to launch Mini-Moves,
a free program for Indiana teachers at any grade level, designed to inspire physical movement and instill lifelong healthy habits in Hoosier youth. Mini-Moves
is more than classroom activities and lesson ideas, it’s the foundation of a fundamental change for our state, led by Hoosier kids and educators
Mini-Moves is produced by the 500 Festival
, an Indiana nonprofit responsible for one of the nation’s largest half marathons – the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, in partnership with INSHAPE
, a professional association for educators engaged in the promotion of quality health, physical education, recreation and sport in all Indiana schools. Both
organizations are committed to leveraging the value of Indiana being the home of the
Indy 500 and the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon to further a culture of
running, walking and movement in grades K - 12.
How Does it Work?
is a free in-school program created by teachers, for teachers, that inspires
physical activity and lifelong healthy habits among Indiana’s youth. Mini-Moves
consists of in-class activities and goal setting and culminates with an event
to celebrate the joy of physical activity and achievement of your students. Each
school determines the duration of the program in their school and their concluding
event plans. Mini-Moves consists of:
Activities & Materials
: Different materials, activities and
resources are available for students of any age – from elementary to high
Leverage the value of Indiana being home of
the Indy 500 to inspire students! From class rewards, to resources and grants
for professional development, the opportunities are fast paced and exciting!
The culmination of the program, a celebration event
encourages students to celebrate the joy of movement – today and for a
- Fundraising: The celebration event
provides the opportunity to raise funds specifically for the advancement
of your school’s PE program, in addition to supporting physical education
100% of funds raised will stay in Indiana!