Lesson

How to Talk Yourself into a fit Choice

Empower kids to identify ways they can motivate their mood.

Objectives

Describe healthy choices to make for an "I Will" mood  (e.g, choose to recharge energy, get active, do something fun, and/or do something with a friend).

Lesson Plan

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.

Set The Stage

Have kids brainstorm a list of movements or exercises that start with the letter M. 

To use this with your students click here.

Captivate

Think About Ways to Motivate a Mood

As a class, read aloud the captions on each slide.

What "MOOVELOUS" words can your students create?

Educate

Use Play to Motivate Your Mood

The slideshow presents ways to get active when you decide to motivate an "I won't" mood: play games, ride a bike, walk, play ball, stretch, or compete against yourself by timing how fast you can run or how many jumping jacks you can do in a minute.

Check for understanding: What does it mean to "Motivate Your Mood"?

Activate

Tips to Motivate Mood

Each student writes down at least three things they can do when they decide to motivate an "I Won't" mood.Put them in a jar to draw from the next time they decide to make a fit choice. 

Option: Print the fit Mood Word Search to give kids ideas about ways to practice self-motivation.


Close the Lesson

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?

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts - Use self-control and impulse-control strategies to promote health.
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences 
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication 
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

 

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

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

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