Play a game to help kids understand how important sleep and screen-free relaxation are to having the energy needed for self-management and impulse control.
Kids play a game to help them develop a recharge plan to optimize sleep and screen-free relaxation throughout the day.
Q: Did you know that when a dolphin sleeps, it shuts down half of its brain and closes only one eye?
A: During this time, the other half of the brain monitors what's going on in the environment and controls breathing functions.
While you sleep, your brain is telling some of your body systems to get to work! Your body grows, cells regenerate, and your hair gets longer! Additionally, your brain stores information and your immune system (ability to fight off viruses and infections) gets a boost.
Recharge is an important part of fit. Recharge is about having enough energy to make fit choices. You recharge your energy by sleeping 9-12 hours every night and screen-free relaxation throughout the day. You can relax by doing puzzles, drawing, writing, playing with blocks/Legos, breathing exercises, stretching, meditating, or resting. Here's an example of how you can relax throughout your day:
During this activity you will design your own recharge plan to relax throughout your day.
Q: What can you do to relax throughout your day?
A: Answers will vary. Any relaxation activity including the stretches and tips noted on the Recharge Activity Cards such as:
Plan ways to recharge throughout your day such as reading, listening to music, or solving a puzzle.
Try to plan three new ways to recharge after school tomorrow.
Time: 5 Minutes