Help kids understand that their feelings and emotions put them in a mood. This activity helps kids connect knowing their mood to making healthy choices.
This brainstorm activity helps kids understand that feelings and emotions put them in a mood. Knowing your mood helps motivation to make healthy choices.
Recognize previously learned concepts about mood:
Q: What are some of the feelings and emotions you experience in your day?
A: Responses will vary. Allow kids to give their opinions and guide them to recall that they have many different feelings and emotions in the throughout the day.
Let's do a Brainstorm Race! Take a moment right now to think about what it means to motivate your mood. (Pause for 30 seconds to allow time for kids to think about their responses before continuing with the activity.)
Q: How do people, places, and things affect the choices you make during the day? These people, places, and things are called influencers.
A: People, places and things can affect your feelings and emotions. Your feelings and emotions put you in a mood, and your mood influences the choices you make.
Remember the energy makers! What time will you go to bed tonight to get 9-12 hours of sleep?
Time: 5 Minutes