Kids will learn about how being active benefits their bodies.
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!
Ask kids to talk to a partner about their favorite activity. Is it a game, exercise, dance, or simply standing rather than sitting?
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Exercises for Kids
Do some moves!
Benefits of Being Active
Highlight the benefits of being active throughout the day:
Check for understanding: What does moving do for your body and brain?
Morning Move Choices
Now that kids know how much they benefit from movement throughout the day, get them thinking about how they can start their day with movement. Students write or draw their morning move choices on the Add Move to Your Day printable. They will complete the other sections in the next lessons.
Today we learned about how being active and moving is good for our health. Next, we will learn about ways to move your body at school.
Time: 20 Minutes