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
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