Play a relay game to learn how physical activity powers your brain and memory.
Move many times and many ways each day. Your brain will love you for it!
Say: Show your preference for each question.
Did you know that being active helps you think? When you are active, you strengthen your bones and muscles, and you give your energy a boost. As a bonus, all that blood pumping through your body brings oxygen to your brain to give you more brain power! Brainpower helps you do your best to focus and learn.
The number one thing you need to know is that moving many times, many ways, and in many places each day makes your body strong and lights up your brain!
Today’s activity is a fun game called Memory Power, where you will move to help you remember the color of hidden beanbags.
Note: To be inclusive of learners with limited mobility, you may want to use scooters and set up a buddy system to look under Frisbees.
Q: Was it easier or more difficult to remember where the bags were hidden during each round of play?
A: Acknowledge that it got easier because, after moving, your heart pumps blood and oxygen to your brain to help you think and remember.
Q: Why is it important to move your body throughout the day?
A: Moving benefits the body’s bones and muscles and the brain’s attention and learning.
Q: What are some of your favorite ways to move?
A: Assess whether they include different times throughout the day, not just at PE or recess.
Q: What will you tell your family about moving and being active?
A: Movement is physical activity. Move many times and many ways throughout the day. It's great for your body and your brain!
Q: How will you add movement to your day?
A: Assess learners' examples of physical activity throughout the day. Do they describe the many times and many ways they can be active?
When, where, and how will you move to increase your brain power?