Kids will learn about the connection between physical activity and their energy.
Move is physical activity. To move is to participate in a sport, play, exercise, or do a leisure activity such as walking. Health experts recommend that youth get at least one hour of physical activity each day, but you do not have to do it all at once!
One way to get essential movement in during the school day is to include brain breaks and brain boosts throughout the day. Check out 50 Educational Brain Breaks for quick and easy activities to help kids re-energize, focus, and boost brainpower!
As a large group, have kids list what they think gives them energy.
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Increasing Energy Levels
Students show their energy level by sitting if their energy is low, standing if their energy is medium, or standing with arms in the air if they are fully recharged!
Next, do a fitBoost together.
Students show their energy level a second time. Did moving make a difference?
Moving is a Healthy Choice
Discuss how "move" (physical activity) connects to fit's four pillars:
Check for understanding: _ _ _ _ _ _ your body gives you the energy you need to make healthy choices throughout your day!
Be Reminded to Move
Show the Move ABCs Poster to give kids ideas on what they can include on their Move Poster. Encourage them to take their poster home and place it near a TV or in their bedroom to remind themselves to be active.
Today we talked about the connection between movement and recharging our energy, motivating our moods, and making nutritious food choices. Next, we will learn ways to incorporate movement throughout the day.
Time: 20 Minutes
Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.Start Lesson
We make choices all day long. Let’s help kids identify times during the day when they make choices and practice giving reasons why they made certain choices.Start Lesson
Help kids think more carefully about responsible decision-making. Introduce the idea of making a choice because it's good for your body and brain.Start Lesson
Help kids understand that self-awareness can help them to make healthy choices.Start Lesson
Position kids to make better choices by teaching them about the benefits of resting, having a positive mindset, eating healthy foods, and engaging in physical activity.Start Lesson
Teach kids to think about making healthy choices and the importance of doing so.Start Lesson