Kids practice mindful breathing and stretching, then discuss ways to replace screen time with quiet activities to refresh their energy throughout the day.
Kids discuss ways to replace screen time with quiet activities to refresh their energy throughout the day.
Q: What's the fastest land animal?
A: Cheetah. A cheetah can run at a top speed of 69 to 75 mph. They can maintain this speed for about 0.28 miles. They can hit 60 mph in just three seconds!
Q: How many hours does a cheetah sleep?
A: They sleep 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 during 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.
Q: Turn and talk with a friend. Take turns giving each other fit tips about the connection between recharge and the other parts of fit. How many tips can you make together?
A: Answers vary, but can include:
Q: Which fit tip will you choose to do next?
A: Answers vary.
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 mood 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 6 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