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

Martina and Ryder Recharge

The slideshow presents a story about Martina and Ryder. They are tired after raking leaves. Martina eats a sugary snack and watches TV, but still feels tired. Ryder decides to relax outside to recharge his energy.

Compare and contrast Martina and Ryder's choices. 

Educate

Recharge Your Energy

Explain that to recharge is to get energy so you can make healthy choices. You recharge your energy when you sleep 9-12 hours at night and relax during the day. You need energy to make fit mood, food, and move choices. Use the fit Recharge Word Search to get kids thinking about ways they can recharge their energy!

Check for understanding: How do you recharge your energy?

Activate

Check Your Energy

Use the How I Recharge printable for students to draw a picture that shows how they will choose to recharge their energy.

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: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

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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