Lesson

At Home Exercises For Kids

Encourage kids to keep moving when they get home from school. Kids will think about how they can add movement into their time at home.

Objectives

  • Plan ways to add physical activity to daily routines.

Lesson Plan

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.

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 move 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.

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: K-2

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.

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