Help kids understand what it means to "motivate your 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, “What is one thing you don’t like to do?” Have kids turn and talk to a partner to share their dislike. Revisit at the end of the lesson to have kids rework this dislike with how they could change their view on this.
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How Can Kids Motivate Their Mood?
View the slideshow for examples of kids turning an “I won’t” mood into an “I will” mood.
Draw students’ attention to the choices each kid can make:
Teach Kids to Self-Talk
Check for understanding: When might you use self-talk to motivate your mood?
Help Kids Turn Their Mood Around
Ask students to share some positive self-talk phrases they can use to motivate their mood. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer, as long as you're kind to yourself!
Students create a colorful flower garden craft while practicing positive self-talk with the My Growth Garden printable.
Today we learned about using positive self-talk to motivate your mood. Next we will learn about the many choices you can make when you decide to motivate your mood.
Time: 20 Minutes