fitCLUB

fit-athon Introduction

Welcome kids to the final session of fitClub. Introduce kids to the fit-athon games and review key messages about making regular healthy choices to be fit.

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kids getting ready to play a game
Kids running outside on a field of grass
kids playing a game outside on a grassy field
group of kids' and their leader's hands in a huddle

Activity Purpose

Welcome the kids to the fit celebration where they will celebrate all that they have learned about making healthy choices.

Objectives

  • Recall the purpose, guidelines, and expectations of fitClub.
  •  Recognize the key concepts of fit:
    • fit has four parts: recharge, mood, food, and move.
    • Recharge and mood are influencers of your food and move choices throughout the day.
    • Food choices fuel your body and your brain.
    • Move is physical activity. Moving boosts your body and your brain!

Preparation

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

Talk Time

Introduction

Welcome back to fitClub! During this session we are going to have fun and celebrate what you have learned about being fit.

Today we are going to play 3 games, then you will receive your fitClub Certificate!

  • The fit-Hunt
  • Human fit-Check
  • A Bonus Activity—Kids' Choice

Let's do a quick review of fit:

  • fit has 4 parts: recharge, mood, food, and move.
  • Your energy (recharge) and your motivation (mood) influence your choices.
  • Food is about making healthy food and beverage choices to fuel your body and brain.
  • Move is about making the choice to move your body. Moving strengthens your body and lights up your brain!

Q: Who wants to share some of the fit choices they made since our last session? 
A: Recognize students for their healthy choices with comments that also recognize the parts of fit. Instead of responding with simply "good job," give encouraging responses, for example:

  • "Wow, your energy is great since you are getting enough sleep."
  • "Your body is getting a lot of great nutrition from your food choices."
  • "I can tell you are really thinking about your feelings and emotions."
  • "You remembered that being fit is about having enough energy and the motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices."

During this session we are going do some fun activities to celebrate what we have learned about the fit connection.

Do The Activity

Activity Instructions
  1. Distribute a copy of the 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 kids can compare their responses from the first session of fitClub with this session.
  2. Leader reads each question aloud. Pause to allow time for kids to write down their responses.
  3. Collect the surveys, or pass out the surveys from the first session of fitClub so kids can compare their responses.
  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. 

Time: 10 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • 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 Tell Me About You handout can be used to measure program impact and for kids to see their growth in the ability to make healthy choices. Compare responses with the same handout from Session 1.



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