Kids learn about recharging their energy through sleep and relaxation. They'll learn how many hours of sleep is enough and how to relax to be healthier.
Kids brainstorm what they currently think "recharge your energy" means. This will help them learn that getting enough sleep every night and relaxing throughout the day are ways to get the right kind of energy to make healthy choices.
Q: True or false? Watching TV in bed can help you wind down and fall asleep?
A: False! The bright screen tricks your brain into thinking it is time to be awake.
Let's do a Brainstorm Race! Take a moment right now to think about what it means to "recharge your energy." (Pause for 30 seconds to allow time for kids to think about their responses before continuing with the activity.)
Q: It has been a long day at school and you are wishing you had more energy when you get home. What can you do?
A: Recharge your energy by stretching, reading, drawing, doing puzzles, or evening doing a mindful meditation. Recharge gives you energy to make fit choices!
Find ways to relax in order to recharge in your day. Take 10 slow, deep breaths between subjects or activities.
Time: 5 Minutes