Have kids reflect on choices they make and the moods that follow. Teach kids to turn "I Won't" into "I Will" Choices.
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Motivate Kids to Make Better ChoicesAfter viewing the slideshow, ask students to think about the times they've said, "I don't want to..." What kind of mood were they in?
Help Kids Make Healthy Choices
Discuss different feelings and emotions that can put you in an “I will” or an “I won’t” mood. Remind students that by doing a fit-check (i.e., think about mood as an influencer) they can talk themselves into making healthy choices.
Check for understanding: When might you be tempted to say "I don't want to"?
Help Kids Regulate MoodAsk students to think about a time when they said, "I don't want to." or "I Won't." Did they talk themselves into making a healthy choice?
Time: 20 Minutes