Teach kids to restore their energy levels by learning the connection between energy and 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 kids to talk about what it feels like when they don’t get a good night of sleep. Record the list of adjectives that students use to describe this feeling.
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Show Kids How Energy Can Impact Mood
Watch the video Recharge Your Energy and Motivate Your Mood.
Pay close attention to the mime’s mood. She begins in a positive mood, but then her low energy drags her down until she decides to motivate her mood and make a fit choice!
Teach Kids How to Restore Their Energy
Explain that recharge and mood are linked. If your energy is low, it can put you in an "I Won't" mood. Tell students they get energy every night when they sleep 9-12 hours. They also get energy during the day when they take a few moments to do a relaxing activity.
Check for understanding: How does your energy affect your mood?
Help Kids Manage Their Mood
Use the Recharge for a Better Mood printable to make a poster to take home as a reminder to recharge your energy and motivate your mood.
Today we talked about how recharge and mood can have a negative influence your food and move choices. Next, we will learn more about 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