Lesson

Your Mood and Your Mindset

Help empower kids to make good choices with a positive mindset. 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to self-assess mood 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

Ask children to show you what a good mood and a bad mood look like using body language and their face. Then have them turn and talk to a partner to define the word mood. Explain that there are many ways to define mood. With fit, mood is defined as "I will" (I will make a fit choice) or "I won't" (I won't make a fit choice). Your mood is your motivation.

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Captivate

Tyler and Zuri's Bad News

The slideshow presents a story about how Tyler and Zuri react to not getting their turns on the playground equipment after school. Tyler pouts and kicks a ball, while Zuri decides to calm down by taking some deep breaths.

Educate

Motivate Your Mood

Explain mood: Feelings put you in a mood, and your mood is either “I will” (make a fit choice), or “I won’t” (make a fit choice).

Explain that “I won’t” usually leads to poor choices, however you can decide to motivate your “I won’t” mood to "I will" and make a fit choice.

Check for understanding: How do you motivate an "I won't" mood?

Activate

Check Your Mood

Students turn and talk about a time when they felt disappointed. Next, they name a fit choice or identify an adult they can go to for help to make a fit choice.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned that we can decide to motivate an "I won't" mood and make a fit choice when we feel disappointed. Next we will learn how to think about fit food choices.

Grade: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Slideshow
  • Markers

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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