WHAT A DAY FOR RUNNING!
I'm happy to be able to share some of my favorite running programs with you.
ANOTHER SUMMER PROJECT
The bookmarks that border this page were designed for you and your kids. You can earn them by completing the Muddy Dog Running Logs or you can write to me for them to use in a club or event.
MUDDY DOG RUNNING LOG
My newest chartable running program is the new Muddy Dog Running Log. It's a mileage program, similar to the kids running Log-a-Mile program. . Just print a chart, do the miles, and earn a bookmark.
LINK: MUDDY DOG RUNNING LOG
Directions, charts, and award pages
My new kids running bookmarks adorn this page. Please scroll down. These were made as incentives for the Muddy Dog Running Log program and are sponsored by USA Track & Field. They are also available in bulk for running events, classrooms, and programs. Please contact me for more information.
RUN TO LEARN
LINK: Run to Read & Color Rainbow Cave Kiddie Mile Awards and links to charts
LINKS: Rainbow Spelling Run to spell | Game Worksheet Spelling blank
Run to Spell is one of my oldest games. I've created many versions. It's been written about in Scholastic Magazine. Here's one version that we play at the Happy Feet Club. You can change this to make it just right for your kids. Roxanne Menapace has a Happy Feet Club in Michigan. She asks the classroom teachers for weekly spelling lists when she plays this game.
LINK: Jog, Tempo, Sprint! This is a school game to learn fractions as parts of a group or set (a concept that can be a little tricky for kids). You've got to try this at school or home. It's a kids running game that makes math easy.
REASONS TO RUN: Line your classroom walls with these reasons to run. Print them HUGE so kids can read them from across the room. Have children make posters to illustrate the reasons to run.Remind your kids of the benefits of running.
1. RUN, DOGGY, RUN!
You can play chase with your puppy.
2. HOT TOAST
Running keeps you warm on the coldest days.
You can expend all of your extra energy in a run so that you can settle down and focus on your schoolwork or homework.
4. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP
Running is good for your heart.
5. POETRY IN MOTION
It's easy to make up rhymes to the rhythm of your run.
Need a pal? Find a buddy to run with and you'll soon be best friends.
7. RUN TO EAT
Running burns calories.
8. MOM AND DAD
When you run for charity, you help save lives - maybe even the lives of those you love.
9. RUN TO WRITE
Running gives you something to write about.
10. TREASURE HUNT
Your eyes find sparkling treasures while out for a run: an emerald green leaf, diamond capped water, the silver tail of a squirrel, ruby-red berries, and golden glistening wildflowers.
11. YOUR OWN WALDEN POND
You notice nature; the little seasonal changes, the weather, and the wildlife.
12. BUILDS STONG BONES
Running is weight bearing. It helps prevent osteoporosis.
13. WILD HORSES
You can run with the wind, through the fields, and in the rain.
Running helps your body use insulin. It lowers your blood sugar. It helps prevent diabetes.
15. HABIT FORMING
Kids who run will more likely develop a lifelong love of exercise.
16. YOUNGER AND YOUNGER
In recent years more young adults have developed heart conditions. Running helps prevent heart disease.
You can make it to first base in time if you run fast.
18. STRESS BUSTER
Nothing soothes the soul after an argument with a best friend, or Mom and Dad, like going out for a run.
19. TOE TOKENS
It's fun to collect colorful trinkets and wear them on your sneakers.
20. YOU CAN DO IT!
You can set up your own personal challenges when running: a mountain, a hill, a distance, or a speed.
21. WHAT A FEELING!
When you're having a good run, your body just plain feels good.
Runners are allowed to come home muddy after running on a wet trail. Spattered mud is the trademark of a cross-country runner.
You might win a trophy.
You will earn a medal if you finish.
25. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Running makes a raw day feel mild and beautiful.
Log-a-Mile Archives from the Kids Running Site 25 miles | 50 miles | 75 miles | 100 miles | Printable 75-mile certificate
Happy Feet, Healthy Food, Your Child's First Journal of Exercise & Healthy Eating
The Treasure of Health and Happiness
Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster & Go Farther
© 2009 Carol Goodrow