WHAT IS THE ENERGY CUBES CHALLENGE?

The Energy Cubes Challenge is a FREE program for elementary and middle schools.
Students and their families are challenged to move as much as possible during the month of April.
Let’s collect the maximum number of Energy Cubes!
For every 15 minutes of continuous physical activity, you earn 1 Energy Cube.
If you move with members of your family, you earn 1 extra Energy Cube for each person moving with you.

WHY TAKE ON THE ENERGY CUBES CHALLENGE?

Our mission is to encourage young people to be active and to adopt healthy life habits. We partner with schools to help kids build habits that will become the norm for them and for future generations.

With the end of the school year coming, it is sometimes harder for kids to stay focused during the month of April. Doing the Energy Cubes Challenge with friends and family is a great way to keep children active and motivated.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

All K-8 students.
Run, walk, or jump – you can do any activity that increases your heart rate!
1Get active and collect Energy Cubes. (It’s easier with your family!)
2You can move at home and at school (for example, during lunchtime or recess).
3Record Energy Cubes collected at home in your logbook.
4Teachers or designated volunteers record Energy Cubes collected at school.
5Energy Cubes collected at home are added to those collected at school.
6The more Energy Cubes you and the other students at your school collect, the better your school’s chances are of winning a prize.
 
 
When a student engages in physical activities with other members of his or her family (for example, parents, brothers, sisters and grand-parents), the Energy Cubes of the person moving with him or her are added and can be counted in the logbook. The school’s chances of winning a prize are thus increased.
Any group or individual activity that requires physical exertion or raises the heart rate counts toward an Energy Cube. For example: soccer, basketball, mini-basketball, jump rope, skateboarding, biking, swimming, diving, relay racing, dancing, hiking, skating, playing ball, gymnastics, Frisbee, badminton, flag football, hockey, track and field, tchouk-ball, golf, judo, skiing, yoga and walking. Group and individual activities requiring little physical exertion are not counted toward the accumulation of Energy Cubes. These include passive video games, card games, board games, fishing, driving a quad and minigolf.

E.g.,1:

You go to the pool with your mother and you swim for 45 minutes. You accumulate 6 Energy Cubes (45 ÷ 15 minutes = 3 Energy Cubes, x 2 people = 6 Energy Cubes).

E.g.,2:

You play soccer with 20 teammates for 15 minutes. You earn 1 Energy Cube.

E.g.,3:

You and your brother go to the same school. You cycle together for 45 minutes, you each accumulate 3 Energy Cubes (45 ÷ 15 minutes = 3 Energy Cubes). You cannot add his 3 Energy Cubes to yours if he writes them in his own logbook.

E.g.,4:

Your mother is cycling for 30 minutes with you and your brother. She can give one Energy Cube to each of you.
The Energy Cubes Challenge was launched in 2009. Every year since then, the number of Energy Cubes collected has increased considerably.
BE AN ACTOR OF CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. TAKE PART IN THE ENERGY CUBES CHALLENGE!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APRIL 2022 CHALLENGE?

Challenge dates:
We are pleased to announce that the next Energy Cubes Challenge will take place from April 4 to May 2, 2022.

Registration :
You can now register your school for the 2022 Challenge through Planet Cube, our registration platform: https://planetcubeusa.com

Download the 2020 Challenge PDF Information Package here

Participation in the Energy Cubes Challenge is totally free!

 

WHAT DOES A PARTICIPATING SCHOOL GET?


A chance to win great prizes, such as a cube filled with $1,000 worth of sports equipment.

Each school will receive a participating gift.

The more Energy Cubes a school collects, the better the school’s
chances are to win a prize.


A LOT OF FUN GUARANTEED!

HOW DOES THE NUMBER OF ENERGY CUBES ACCUMULATED BY A SCHOOL AFFECT THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE?

Depending on the average number of Energy Cubes earned by the students, the school will have 1, 2 or 3 chances in the draw to win a prize. The school’s number of students does not affect the school’s chances to win a prize.

The calculation is made by taking the total number of Energy Cubes accumulated by the whole school and dividing it by the total number of students attending the school.

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS’ INVOLVEMENT

Teachers and school volunteers play an important role in the Energy Cubes Challenge since they initiate the project and are the go-to resource for the children.
Each classroom’s teacher or designated volunteer is responsible for tallying the Energy Cubes accumulated by all students of the class.
One adult per school is designated to be the challenge leader. The leader enrolls the school, tallies the Energy Cubes of all the school’s students and enters the total number of Energy Cubes earned by the school on the online platform.
The teachers, all volunteers and the challenge leader can also decide to move with the children during school hours and accumulate Energy Cubes with them. For example, 15 minutes of physical activity during recess is a great way to earn an Energy Cube.

PARENTS’ INVOLVEMENT

Here’s what parents can do to play a role in the success of the challenge:

Help accumulate Energy Cubes by exercising with their child as often as possible during the month.
Help their child record the Energy Cubes earned in their child’s logbook, and sign the logbook.

WHERE DO STUDENTS GET THEIR LOGBOOKS?

Printed logbooks are sent directly to participating schools to be distributed to each student. An online version is also available for downloading and printing.

AVAILABLE TOOLS

Each school is provided with logbooks to be distributed to all participating students to keep track of the number of Energy Cubes accumulated during the month.

The following tools are also specifically designed to facilitate the integration of the Energy Cubes Challenge into the school curriculum and are provided, at no cost, to all participating schools:
Web platform specially designed to register and manage the challenge online.
Tally sheets to record all the Energy Cubes earned by the entire school.
Giant Energy Cubes Challenge display poster for each classroom to visualize the accumulation of Energy Cubes throughout the month.
Newsletters and communication templates for teachers and parents.
 

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