Lesson

Cues for Helping Kids Think About Their Moods

Help kids to think about their moods and how they have the power to motivate them.

Objectives

  • Describe how to use positive self-talk to motivate mood (e.g, choose to recharge energy, get active, do something fun, and/or do something with a friend).

Lesson Plan

Students have learned that feelings and emotions put them in a mood. For example, feeling excited or cheerful puts you in an “I will” mood, while feeling frustrated or grumpy translates to an “I won’t” mood. These lessons create awareness about what it means to “Motivate Your Mood.” Students will learn about using positive self-talk to explore options to motivate their mood, such as recharging their energy, getting active, doing a fun activity, and/or doing something with a friend.

Set The Stage

Ask kids to brainstorm their favorite things to do on a rainy day (or snow day). Have students talk to a partner about which activities listed are healthy choices.

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Captivate

Empower Kids to Motivate Their Mood

Read aloud about how Finn and Rosa deal with a rainy day.
Which kid takes charge of their mood and turns it around?

Educate

Have Kids Think About Their Mood

Everyone experiences different feelings and emotions that put them in a mood.
Take charge of your mood:

  • Know your mood. Recognize feelings and emotions put you in a mood.
  • Think before you choose; consider choice options.
  • Apply positive self-talk for motivation; decide your fit choice.
  • Make a fit choice!

Activate

Help Kids Motivate Their Mood

Ask for examples of choices students can make when they decide to motivate their mood.

Guide responses by asking about move and recharge choices that are fun to do alone or with a friend. 

Create a fit tip! Students use the fit Tip printable to show when to take charge of their mood and make a fit choice.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned about how to motivate a mood and make fit choices.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Slideshow
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Markers

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core concepts-Self-control and impulse-control strategies
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences¬†
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication¬†
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making

Extend the Lesson

Play the fitGame, Motivation Stations.

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fit-Check Poster

Create a poster to show the times and places you can do a fit-check.

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