Youth 12 – 17

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Youth 12-17 years old should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily. This should include vigorous intensity activities and strengthening exercises at least 3 times a week.

Youth should also minimize the amount of sedentary time they spend each day. Too much sedentary time could be caused by high levels of screen time, increased amount of time spent indoors and extended periods of sitting.

Here are some activities you can do with 12-17 year olds:





Other Resources

Top 10 Teen Challenge Ideas

Build Your Own Lesson Plan

24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Children and Youth (5-17)

If you have a new activity that you think fits this age group that you would like to share with us please contact Pam Mills at (709) 729-0569 or email