Kids play a game to practice recognizing different feelings, emotions, and moods. They also learn about strategies they can use to self-manage their moods.
Kids play a game to practice recognizing different feelings, emotions, and moods along with how to use self-talk as a strategy to motivate their mood.
Did you know you have a superpower? It's your power to decide to motivate your mood and talk yourself into making fit choices!
Use your superpower to turn your mood around. For example:
If you find it difficult to talk yourself into a fit choice, talk to a friend or a trusted adult who can help you. Together you can turn your mood around!
During this activity you will learn more about mood's influence on your choices and how you can use your superpower (self-talk) to encourage yourself to motivate your mood.
Q: Turn and talk: How will you use your superpower the next time you are in an "I won't" mood?
A: Answers will vary. Describe a fit choice: "I will _______." (e.g., do a mindful activity, talk with a friend, turn off the screen and get active, play outside, etc.).
Next time you think to yourself, "I don't want to move right now," use your superpower to motivate your mood!
Time: 5 Minutes
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