Teach kids how to motivate their mood when they have an "I won't" mood.
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, “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 what they will do the next time they need to motivate their mood.What will they talk themselves into doing?
Students record their ideas on the Healthy Choices printable.
Today we learned about using self-talk to motivate mood.
Time: 20 Minutes