Practice breathing exercises and stretching with kids. Build on earlier discussions about how food, sleep, and relaxation give them energy to move and think.
Kids do mindful breathing and stretching while discussing tips about food, sleep, and relaxation choices that give them energy to move and think.
We've learned that it is recommended kids consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day! (One can of pop/soda can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar alone!) So, make the fit choice and drink water when you are thirsty and go outside, exercise, listen to music, or do a relaxing activity to recharge your energy instead of eating sugary foods or drinking sugary beverages.
Sometimes our brain tricks us into thinking we are hungry, when what we really need to do for our body is to recharge. Here are some tips to help you make nutritious food choices:
Help yourself make nutritious food choices.
Q: What is one thing you learned today that you want to remember 10 years from now?
A: Answers will vary. Acknowledge responses that indicate making nutritious food choices by reading labels, measuring portions, etc.
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 8 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
Introduce healthy bedtime routines to kids. Part of this routine is creating a sleep zone. Kids will connect sleep zones with bedtime routines.See Unit
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit