Youth Learn the Importance of Healthy Hydration and Physical Activity


University of Illinois Extension and 4-H have put together fun educational kits designed to inspire healthy hydration and physical activity in celebration of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Join in on the fun with the Olympic-themed activities included in the kit. These activities will help youth meet the 60-minutes of daily physical activity needed to build strong muscles and bones.

Whether you’re an Olympian or not, hydration is a key component to safe summer activity. There are many ways to stay hydrated. Youth will learn about the importance of hydration and which beverages are best with activities and recipes they can try at home.

This project is ideal for families to work on together, register now for this July program. The cost is $5 per kit. It includes the July "I Made That!" booklet, fun Olympic-themed activities, healthy and hydrating recipes, popsicle mold, plus a frisbee and beach ball for your activities. Kits will be available for pick-up the second week in July at one of our Extension offices in Jo Daviess, Stephenson & Winnebago Counties. Register early to reserve your educational kit while supplies last. Call our office at (815) 986-4357 or visit online at The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 29, 2021.