Show kids where the body’s energy comes from and how important sleep and relaxation are for being active.
Recharge is about getting enough sleep and relaxation to have energy to make healthy choices. You recharge your energy in two ways:
1. Sleep 9–12 hours each night.
2. Choose to do a quiet activity without a screen.
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Learn About Recharging Your BodyAsk students to guess how they are like a handheld game, remote-control toy car, or 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 by sleeping and relaxing, which gives them the energy they need to be active!
Help Kids Study Their Energy LevelsStudents observe others to see who has energy. Next, they turn their attention to themselves and show how much energy they have at different times during the day by coloring in batteries on the My Energy printable.
Time: 20 Minutes