The 11th Annual
March Forward
March 1st - 15th, 2023

Rockland County's Classroom-based Physical Activity Awareness Celebration

Show us on social media how you use physical activity in the classroom to enhance learning!
See resources below:

  • During #MarchForwardRC, March 1 - 15, 2023, highlight what you do to keep your students energized. While posting, challenge another school or colleague to do the same!
    • Post once or multiple times using hashtag #MarchForwardRC.
    • Upload a video, photo, or description of your classroom physical activity using hashtag #MarchForwardRC.
    • Tag another school or colleague.
    • Have fun!

The March Forward Message for Students and Teachers:

  • Physical Activity helps to relieve stress.
  • Physical activity helps us do better in school.
  • Physical activity helps us feel our best.
  • Being physically active is a great way to make friends.
  • Be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day.

Resources for Active Classrooms

"Click and Play" Guided Movement Videos

Go Noodle for K-5 classrooms.
Jammin Minute for middle school.
Pro Athlete classroom breaks for 7-12 classrooms- or go to Alliance for a Healthier Generation and search for "physical activity breaks" (free login needed).
Short videos below:

Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey
Students are guided by Mr. Amazing* in touching their knees, ears and nose in a challenging sequence that crosses the mid-line of the body resulting in improved focus. (1.5 minutes)
The 7 Stages of Laughter
Mr. Amazing* gets kids laughing and back to work more relaxed and ready to learn. (1.5 minutes)
Crazy Arms
Mr. Amazing* leads students in simple arm movements that stretch the upper body while challenging the mind. (1.5 minutes)
Cross Crawl Part I
Mariola Strahlberg** and students demonstrate how to march in place while using the arms to cross the mid-line of the body resulting in more focus and concentration. (1.5 minutes)
Cross Crawl Part II
Mariola Strahlberg** and students demonstrate a more challenging mid-line movement by tapping the knee and heel. (1.5 minutes)

Fill Your Gym Bag

Stretch Your Knowledge

*Contact information for Mr. Amazing:
** Contact information for Mariola Strahlberg:

March Forward was created in 2013 by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition

For more information about March Forward, email the Rockland County Department of Health School Health Coordinator at or call (845) 364-2360.