Empower kids to identify ways they can motivate their 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.
Have kids brainstorm a list of movements or exercises that start with the letter M.
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Think About Ways to Motivate a Mood
As a class, read aloud the captions on each slide.
What "MOOVELOUS" words can your students create?
Use Play to Motivate Your Mood
The slideshow helps kids understand that they can choose to move when they want to motivate their mood. They can decide to play a game, ride a bike, walk, play ball, stretch, or compete against themselves by timing how fast they run or how many jumping jacks they can do in a minute.
Check for understanding: What does it mean to "motivate your mood"?
Tips to Motivate Mood
Each student writes down at least three things they can do when they decide to motivate their mood. Put the ideas in a jar to draw from when a students need a movement break.
Option: Print the fit Mood Word Search to give kids ideas about ways to practice self-motivation.
We learned about how to recognize mood and the many ways to use self-talk to motivate your mood! What kinds of choices will you make when you decide to motivate your mood?
Time: 20 Minutes
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