Kids will be able to recognize movement in their everyday tasks.
Too often, physical activity is presented as exercise, exercise, and more exercise. Exercise is great; however, there are many ways to get the benefits of exercise and have fun at the same time! The lessons in this unit encourage kids to play, participate in a game or sport, and do leisure activities such as going for a walk for their physical activity. They will think about ways they can choose to move many times, many ways, and in many places each day. It all adds up—what's most important is that youth get the recommended hour or more of physical activity throughout the day. For more ideas on fun ways to add movement to your day, read 8 Sneaky Ways to Keep Kids Moving.
Ask for a student to join you at the front of the class. Have that student demonstrate how they move to tie their sneakers. After the student is done, repeat the moves and explain how much movement can be found in our everyday movements.
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Make Movements Out of Everyday Tasks
Watch the Get Moving in the Classroom video showing many ways to make moving fun. Invite students to dance along!
Moving is More Than Exercise
Highlight key points:
Check for understanding: What are some of your favorite ways to move?
Create a Move Jar
Students make a move jar:
Optional: Print the Family Fun Jar Decor Kit activity for students to do at home with their families.
We've thought about the many ways our everyday tasks involve movement. Next, we are going to learn more about how we can make the healthy choice to add even more movement to our day.
Time: 20 Minutes