Session 1 Welcome

Introduce kids to a healthy choices curriculum called fitClub. They will learn about healthy lifestyle choices like rest, mood, food, and movement.

Kids and leader sitting in a circle
Kids writing their ideas on paper
Kids playing in gym.
Group of kids doing movement activities on a field outside
Group of kids playing a game outside
Girls relaxing on yoga mats outside

Activity Purpose

Welcome kids to fitClub and provide an overview, guidelines, and expectations. Let them know they will be learning about making healthy choices while playing games and having fun.


  •  Present the purpose, guidelines, and expectations of fitClub.


  • Prepare snacks prior to session. Have a music player and all session materials and resources ready.
  • Talk Time: Gather kids in the center of the activity space to sit and stretch. Be sure they are a safe distance (arm’s length) apart.
  • Activity: Print a copy of All About Me for each club member and have it ready to distribute. Have hand sanitizer and a garbage can available for snack clean up.
  • Wrap Up: Kids sit in a circle for discussion.

Talk Time


Welcome to fitClub and thank you for joining. My name is ______________ (leader name) and I will be leading our fitClub.

Here's what I want you to know about fitClub:

  • fitClub is about learning how to make healthy choices for your body and brain.
  • fitClub is about having fun.
  • fitClub is about playing games while learning about healthy choices.

As I take attendance, I will be handing you a name tag (optional). When your name is called, please share your answers to the following two questions. If you are not ready to answer, you may pass.

  1. What are 3 words that come to mind when I say "fit"? (Accept all reasonable responses)
  2. What excites you the most about being part of fitClub?

Do The Activity

Activity Instructions
  1. Distribute a copy of All About Me survey and a pencil or marker. Be sure to let the kids know that there are no right or wrong answers. The purpose of this survey is to help the leader get to know fitClub kids better. It can also be used to show kids what they have learned by having them complete the survey again during Session 10 of fitClub and comparing their responses.
  2. Leader reads each question aloud. Pause to allow time for kids to write down their responses.
  3. Collect the surveys.
  4. Hand out snacks and water to allow kids to fuel up for fitClub.
  5. Allow time for the kids to eat snacks while taking attendance.


Wrap Up


Q: What part of our fitClub are you most excited about?
A: Answers will vary. Reply to kids' responses to help them understand that the purpose of fitClub is to learn about and make healthy choices.

Time: 15 Minutes

What You'll Need


  • Attendance Sheet
  • Name Tags
  • Markers or Pencils
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Napkins and Garbage Bag
  • Music
  • Timer

Helpful Tips
  • If your group’s energy is high, start with an activity and place snack time later in the session.
  • The All About Me handout can be used to get to know the kids a little better and to measure program impact. You can repeat this survey in Session 10 to show changes in healthy behaviors.


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