Kids will think about how they can add movement into their time at home.
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!
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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Exercises for Kids
Students mimic the actions they prefer:
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:
Check for understanding: What are your favorite ways to move at home?
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.
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.
Time: 20 Minutes
Kids will learn about the connection between physical activity and their energy.Start Lesson
Kids will learn about how being active benefits their bodies.Start Lesson
Encourage kids to move more at school by demonstrating some ways they can add movement throughout their school day.Start Lesson
Kids will learn how to incorporate fun movement ideas into their daily lives.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