At Home Exercises For Kids | Sanford Fit

Lesson

At Home Exercises For Kids

Kids will think about how they can add movement into their time at home.

Objectives

  • Plan ways to add physical activity to daily routines at home.

Info to Know

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!

Set The Stage

Have kids turn to a partner and talk about what they do when they get home from school. Have partners create a list of things they do when at home.

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Captivate

Exercises for Kids

Students mimic the actions they prefer:

  • Jumping jacks or jump rope
  • Surf or shoot hoops
  • Butterfly stretch or frog jumps

Educate

Movement exercises for Kids to do at Home

The best move choices for home are those that are fun! Decide how you will move at home. Examples include: 

  • Take screen breaks between shows and do jumping jacks.
  • Listen to music and do a wild dance!
  • Play outside.

Check for understanding: What are your favorite ways to move at home?

Activate

Home Movement Choices

Students write or draw movement choices they will do at home on the Add Move to Your Day printable. Also, include the name of someone who can help you choose an activity and move with you.

Let kids know they will fill out the last section in the next lesson.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned about how we can increase our movement while at home. Next, we will look at ideas on how to stay active all day long.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Slideshow

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts–Regularly engage in physical activities to enhance body and brain
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication 
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making

Extend the Lesson

  • Play the fitGame, Daily Moves, to help kids think about ways to be active throughout the day.
  • Play the fitGame Memory Power, to build awareness of how movement connects to learning.
  • Watch the video, Be Active Every Day, to learn how movement benefits your body and brain.

View the fit Units and Lessons Scope and Sequence Chart.

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