Help kids to think about their moods and how they have the power to motivate them.
Students are learning 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 can lead to an “I won’t” mood. The lessons in this unit create awareness about what it means to “motivate your mood.” Use the fit Positivity Posters and Positive Self-Talk Coloring Pages.to remind students to use positive self-talk, then encourage them explore options to motivate their mood, such as recharging their energy, getting active, doing a fun activity, or doing something with a friend.
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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Empower Kids to Motivate Their Mood
Read aloud from the slides that tell about how Finn and Rosa deal with a rainy day. Which child takes charge of their mood and turns it around?
Have Kids Think About Their Mood
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.
Today we learned about how to motivate a mood and make fit choices. Next, we will learn about how recharge and mood are connected.
Time: 20 Minutes