Help kids understand what it means to "motivate your mood."
This unit helps kids understand that feelings and emotions put them in a mood, and their mood influences their choices. The lessons in this unit will build awareness of what it means to “motivate your mood.” Download the Positivity Posters and Positive Self-Talk Coloring Pages to help your students understand the power of positive self-talk and choices they can make to motivate their mood, such as recharging their energy, getting active, doing a fun activity, or doing something with a friend.
Ask, “What is one thing you don’t like to do?” Have kids turn and talk to a partner to share their dislike. Revisit at the end of the lesson to have kids rework this dislike with how they could change their view on this.
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How Can Kids Motivate Their Mood?
View the slideshow for examples of kids turning an “I won’t” mood into an “I will” mood. Draw students’ attention to the choices each kid can make:
Teach Kids to Self-Talk
Check for understanding: When might you use self-talk to motivate your mood?
Help Kids Turn Their Mood Around
Ask students to share what they will do the next time they need to motivate their mood. What will they talk themselves into doing?
Students record their ideas on the Healthy Choices printable.
Today we learned about using positive self-talk to motivate your mood. Next we will learn about the many choices you can make when you decide to motivate your mood.
Time: 20 Minutes
Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.Start Lesson
We make choices all day long. Let’s help kids identify times during the day when they make choices and practice giving reasons why they made certain choices.Start Lesson
Help kids think more carefully about responsible decision-making. Introduce the idea of making a choice because it's good for your body and brain.Start Lesson
Help kids understand that self-awareness can help them to make healthy choices.Start Lesson
Position kids to make better choices by teaching them about the benefits of resting, having a positive mindset, eating healthy foods, and engaging in physical activity.Start Lesson
Teach kids to think about making healthy choices and the importance of doing so.Start Lesson