Recess Strategies - Elementary School

These US-based resources provide strategies and guidelines for the elementary school recess time.

  • Strategies for Recess in Schools —Evidence-based strategies for planning and providing recess in schools to increase physical activity participation and improve academic achievement (e.g., performance, behaviorattention).
  • Recess Planning in Schools —Helps schools put the Strategies for Recess in Schools into practice when developing a written school recess plan.
  • Recess Planning Template —Provides a customizable template for schools to use when developing their school recess plan.

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Publication Date: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)