The Kid Power band, developed by UNICEF, lets children use exercise to “unlock” a donation of a food packet to a child in need somewhere else in the world. Children find the program to be greatly empowering since they are helping others, and it has shown to keep children physically active. One study even found they met their daily activity goals 30% more often.
To learn more about utilizing evidence-based design best practices and playground programming to promote physical activity through active play, read more about our solution, for Youth Physical Fitness, and discover Play On!®, a program developed in partnership with SHAPE America. The Play On! program enhances overall fitness, learning, and fun on the playground through standards-based learning activities and intentionally incorporating six key elements of play.