Kids do breathing exercises and stretch while they talk about the importance of getting enough sleep, reducing screen time, and relaxing throughout the day.
End the session with breathing exercises and stretching while you discuss the importance of sleep, reducing screen time, and relaxing throughout the day.
Q: What's the fastest land animal?
A: A cheetah! A cheetah can run from 69 to 75 miles per hour at its fastest speed! They can maintain this speed for about 0.28 miles. They can hit 60 miles per hour in just three seconds!
Q: How many hours does a cheetah sleep?
A: 12 hours! And, Cheetahs spend a lot of time relaxing throughout the day to recharge their energy—up to 90% of their day!
Q: How are you like a cheetah?
A: You need up to 12 hours of sleep too! Actually, kids your age need 9-12 hours. And just like a cheetah, you need to relax to recharge your energy throughout the day.
As our final activity, we are going to move through a breathing and stretching routine while we review what we have learned and plan for fit choices before our next fitClub session.
Partner with a friend. Take turns acting out something you will do at home to recharge your energy. Can you guess each other's recharge actions?
Examples of recharge actions:
Distribute pencils and My fit Thoughts to check for understanding and readiness to make fit choices. This will provide you with information about how well the kids are understanding the fit concepts as well as their learning needs. Remind kids that there are no right or wrong answers. Read the questions aloud:
Thank you for coming today. We had fun learning about recharge and the connection to the other parts of fit. Here is your challenge to help you make healthy choices until the next session. (Distribute the Session 2 Challenge for kids to take home.)
Do the fit-Chant!
Leader: Think fit. (Pointer finger pointed at brain.)
Kids: Know your mood! (Pointer finger pointed at brain.)
Leader: Be fit! (Show thumbs up!)
Kids: Make a healthy choice! (Show thumbs up!)
Time: 10 Minutes
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Help kids practice fit choices. Teach them to recall that recharge and mood influence food and move choices. Ask them to identify examples of fit choices.Learn More
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