Lesson

Be fit

Encourage kids to be fit by teaching them how to self-assess and make fit choices. 

Objectives

  • Identify recharge, mood, food, and move as the four parts of healthy living.
  • Demonstrate how to self-assess mood and energy and make fit choices.

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

Have kids turn and talk to act out the four parts of fit (recharge, mood, food, and move). Display the words that make up fit then have kids make up moves to go with each word.

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Captivate

Do a fit-Check

Present the slideshow. Ask students to show their energy level by sitting, standing, or standing with their arms in the air.

Next, ask students to demonstrate their mood by showing a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Does anyone need to motivate their mood?

Educate

Be fit

Review what it means to have a fit mindset: Being fit is about having enough energy (recharge) and the motivation (mood) to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. 

Remind students that they make many recharge, mood, food, and move choices throughout the day...and one fit choice leads to more fit choices! Tell students that they can do a fit-check to help themselves make fit choices.

Check for understanding: What fit choice will you make today?

Activate

fit-Check

Pick a time for students to do a fit-check during the school day. 

Close the Lesson

Challenge students to decide a time when they will do a fit-check at home.

Grade: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • 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

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FAQ for Educators

What questions do you have about<em> fit </em>and how to use it with children? Take a look at the FAQ to get started helping kids learn about healthy lifestyle choices.

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