fitCLUB

Session 3 Welcome

Kids learn all about healthy lifestyles during fitClub. The program is filled with lessons to help them talk about healthy choices, play games and have fun.

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girls writing on a piece of paper
kids getting ready to play a game in a gym
smiling kids running in a gym
Kids running a relay outside on a grassy field
Group of kids doing yoga on mats outside

Activity Purpose

Kids talk about their healthy choices and how being a part of fitClub is helping them learn more about healthy lifestyles while playing games and having fun!

Objectives

  • Recall the purpose, guidelines, and expectations of fitClub.
  • Recall the key concepts of fit:
    • fit has four parts: recharge, mood, food, and move. 
    • Recharge and mood influence 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 brain.

Preparation

  • Prepare snacks 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: Have hand sanitizer and garbage bags ready for snack clean up.
  • Wrap Up: Kids sit in a circle.

Talk Time

Introduction

Q: Welcome back to fitClub! What did we do at our last session? 
A: If kids only talk about the games they played, guide them to recall that they are learning that fit is NOT just about eating right and exercise; it's about making many kinds of healthy choices in your day.

  • Additional key ideas about fitClub: 
    • 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 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 to do activities to help us learn more about recharge and the fit connection.

Do The Activity

Activity Instructions

Snack and Attendance

  • Hand out snacks and beverages to allow kids to fuel up for fitClub.
  • Allow time for the kids to eat snacks while taking attendance. 

Wrap Up

Reflections

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

Time: 10 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

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

Helpful Tips
  • If your group’s energy is high, start with an activity and have your snack time later in the session. 


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