Kids will learn about the connection between energy levels and movement. This lesson will encourage them to think about ways to move.
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 an hour of physical activity each day, but you do not have to do it all at once! Choosing to move throughout one’s day will benefit both body and brain.
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, standing, or standing with arms in the air.
Do a fitBoost together!
Students show their energy level a second time. Does moving make a difference?
Movement Benefits Our Bodies
Discuss how move connects to fit.
Check for understanding: _ _ _ _ _ _ your body plays a key role in the fit connection.
Be Reminded to Move
Students make a sign to remind themselves to move, using the Move Poster.
Encourage students to take their sign home and place it near a TV or in their bedroom.
Today we looked at how we can increase energy levels with movement. Next, we will learn how to incorporate movement into our day.
Time: 20 Minutes