Encourage kids to move more at school by demonstrating some ways they can add movement throughout their school day.
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 think about the many ways they move at school. Have selected kids demonstrate some school-day moves. Examples: sharpening a pencil, passing out paper, sitting on the rug, walking to the lunchroom.
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School Day Exercises for Kids
Discuss ways to move at school. Examples include:
Check for understanding: What are your favorite ways to move at school?
School Day Move Choices
Students write or draw move choices they can make throughout the school day on their Add Move to Your Day printable. Let them know they will fill in the other sections during future lessons.
Today we learned about how we can increase our movement while at school. Next, we will look for more movement opportunities at home.
Time: 20 Minutes
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