Show kids where the body’s energy comes from and how important sleep and relaxation are for being active.
The lessons in this unit teach kids that recharge is all about energy—and that your energy is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy two ways:
Ask students, “What does a car need to go? What happens if it uses all the gas in its tank?” Talk to students about how we have to care for things and recharge them by filling them with what they need. Let them brainstorm ways things recharge; write their ideas on a poster for reference.
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Learn About Recharging Your Body
Ask students to guess what they have in common with a handheld game, remote-control toy car, and a computer. (They too must recharge to get energy!)
What Does Having Energy Mean?
Lead a class discussion about how students look and feel when their energy is low. Follow with a discussion about how students look and feel when they have all the energy they need. Tell students they need to recharge their energy by sleeping and relaxing to have the energy they need to be active!
Check for understanding: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to get energy.
Help Kids Study Their Energy LevelsStudents observe others to see who has energy. Next, they turn their attention to themselves and talk about their energy at different times during the day by coloring in batteries on the My Energy printable.
Time: 20 Minutes
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit