Here’s an engaging, quick activity to help kids practice using self-talk for motivation to find fun ways to be active, play, and exercise throughout the day.
Kids practice using self-talk to motivate themselves to be active, play, and exercise throughout the day.
Q: How do cows motivate their mood?
A: By moooooving!
Let's recall things we have learned about your mood and moving.
You can make a plan to help yourself motivate your mood. For example, first you could relax by listening to music. Next, think of a fun way to move. Then, get moving and keep going!
This activity is an example of a fun way to move! Play this activity like a relay.
Turn and talk with a friend. Tell each other how you will use self-talk (encouraging yourself) to talk yourself into moving.
Challenge: Say your name instead of "I" when you describe your self-talk.. For example, I will say to myself, "_____ (insert leader's first name) is feeling bored right now. _____ will grab a ball and practice dribbling."
Before you do your homework, talk yourself into taking 5 minutes and turn your favorite fit moves into a circuit. You will have more energy and focus to do your work!
Time: 5 Minutes