Lesson

Recharge Your Energy

Show kids why it is important to recharge so they have the energy to make fit choices. 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to self-assess energy choices and seek help when needed.

Lesson Plan

The lessons in this unit present the four parts of fit—recharge, mood, food, and move—and how they connect and support a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn that having a fit mindset is about having enough energy and the motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Encourage healthy choices throughout the day by printing the Healthy Choice Posters for your classroom or hallway!

Set The Stage

Kids turn and talk to define the word recharge. Then make a list together of ways you can recharge your energy without screen time.

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Captivate

Angela and Jayson Recharge

The slideshow presents a story about Angela and Jayson who are tired after helping to clean up the playground. Angela eats a sugary snack and plays video games, but still feels tired. Jayson decides to relax outside to recharge his energy.

Compare and contrast Angela and Jayson's choices. 

Educate

Recharge Your Energy

Compare students’ daily routines to Jayson. Where can they cut screen time? Where can they relax without a screen? Use the fit Recharge Word Search to get kids thinking about ways they can recharge their energy and reduce screen time.

Check for understanding: How do you recharge your energy?

Activate

Check Your Energy

Give students the option to write or draw a description of fit choices they can make to recharge their energy. Use the How I Recharge printable or blank paper.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned ways to recharge to have the energy to make healthy choices. Next, we will learn why it is important to move our bodies. 

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts - Use self-control and impulse-control strategies to promote health.
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making
  • Standard 7: Practice Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Standard 8: Advocacy

 

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

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

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