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This set of more than 70 laminated cards is divided into groups “moderate to vigorous activities, warm up activities and cool down activities" and color coded accordingly. Activities are also grouped by the amount of space they require to perform, a large space or a small space. Each card also includes a tip for how the activity can be integrated into nutrition education.

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Each activity card has the name of the exercise, the age level it is most appropriate for, the amount of space needed, directions on how to lead the exercise, and equipment needed (if any). Many of the activities can be done without equipment. Some of them require simple items, such as scarves and chairs, and balls. There are several activities that require a large parachute. Each activity card is numbered in the bottom right corner, and an index of card activities is included in the front section.
Many of the activities have a nutrition theme, and relate to food and food groups, such as “Food Group Colors,”, ”Hide the Veggies,” ”Fruit Salad” and ”Find Your Food Group.” Tips are given on the back of each card for integrating the activity into a nutrition curriculum.