Help kids understand that movement can be used as a strategy to motivate themselves and manage the many feelings, emotions, and moods they have each day.
This activity will help kids understand that movement can be used as a strategy to motivate themselves and manage the many feelings, emotions, and moods they have each day.
Q: Did you know laughing uses your face and abdominal (stomach) muscles and also increases your heart rate?
A: In fact, laughing 100 times per day is equal to riding an exercise bike for 15 minutes!
When you don't want to move, think of ways to encourage yourself. Use self-talk to remind yourself that moving boosts your energy, is fun, and is great for both body and brain, then...
As an example of a fun way to move, we are going to play a game similar to Duck, Duck Goose.
Q: What makes moving easier to do?
A: Finding fun ways to move (e.g., play a game, exercise, play outside, take a walk, dance, etc.).
Talk yourself into moving each day. Make moving fun!
Instead of playing a game on the computer or tablet decide to move! Think of a way you can move and make it fun!
Time: 5 Minutes