March 5, 2024

Get Started: Learning Activities for Whole Family Health

New interactive activities from Kohl’s Healthy at Home support healthy role models and families.

According to a recent study, adolescents who look up to a family member as a role model, hero, or mentor are more likely to experience positive physical and mental health outcomes than peers who look up to celebrities or other peers (Atif et al., 2022). When young people look up to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and close family friends, it can have the biggest influence on a child’s well-being.

To support healthy role models, Kohl’s Healthy at Home has collaborated with community leaders and family health experts to create a series of interactive online learning activities called “Focusing on Family Connection.” Your family will find new ways to connect at home, at school, and in your community. Try all four of the 10-minute learning activities – AKA microlearnings – and get to know our collaborators. We can’t wait for you to bring what you learn to life with young children, teens, and adults.

Focusing on Family Connection

Quality Time in No Time: Quick and Simple Ways to Make Family Time More Meaningful

Get to know how spending quality time with family members of all ages can improve social skills and increase feelings of happiness. We collaborated with Blue Star Families to make this activity helpful for families spending time together in person or virtually.

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Ways to Keep Active Together

Regular physical activity is necessary to maintain good health and it is a great way to spend time with family. Try these quick and simple ways to increase physical activity through play indoors or outdoors – no equipment needed! Created with the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, GoNoodle®, and Griffin Middle School in Smyrna, Ga. 

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How to Foster Self-Awareness when Challenging Emotions Arise

Regularly sharing your emotions with others can increase a sense of connectedness and belonging. But it’s not always easy to share our emotions with family. This learning activity will help you understand, communicate, and navigate feelings and experiences as a family. Created with AAPI Youth Rising and Act to Change.

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Planning for Success: Building Community in the New School Year

When all people are included, our homes, schools, and communities hold deep connections, a rich variety of ideas, and comfort to grow and express ourselves. Learn practical ways to promote inclusion in your family and community throughout the school year. Created in collaboration with LaundryCares Foundation and Full Expression!

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Find more family health resources in English and Spanish at, and text HEALTHY to 1-800-436-4584 to receive free healthy living tips, recipes, and activities to your phone.


Kohleun Adamson

Manager, Culturally Responsive Communications | Alliance for a Healthier Generation