Lesson

Move Your Body

Teach kids the importance of movement and activities to keep them moving. 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to self-assess physical activity 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. 

Set The Stage

Direct the kids to do different movements with their bodies. (example: Jump 3 times in one spot) Then prompt a discussion about why movement is important.

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Captivate

fitBoost

Students stand and do a fitBoost (presented in the slideshow) to get ready for the session!

Educate

Move Your Body

Tell students that “move” is physical activity. Moving strengthens muscles, bones, and brain. Remind students that anything that gets them up and active is a fit move. Moving is easy when you make it fun!

Check for understanding: How can you move your body?

Activate

Move to the Music

Play the song, Put a Little Move in Your Day.

Students stand and dance around for the duration of the song. Have them listen for examples of ways to put a little move in your day!

Close the Lesson

Today we learned how easy and simple it is to make the fit choice to move our bodies. Next, we will review what it means to be fit

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Music
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Slideshow

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

Extend the Lesson

Related Content

Move

Make Moving Fun

Demonstrate how everyday tasks involve movement.

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Move

Plan to Move During Your Day

Encourage kids to think about and plan ways to move.

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Move

Move Your Body

Kids will learn different movements to move their entire body.

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Move

Move at Home

Kids will select moves that they can do at home.

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Move

Be Active All Day

Kids will select photos and mimic the movement.

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Food, Mood, Move, Recharge

Be Mindful About Healthy Choices

Learn what a fit-check is and how this tool can help kids make healthy choices. Kids will also learn how to be mindful about their choices.

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