Help kids to think about their moods and how they have the power to motivate them.
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 brainstorm their favorite things to do on a rainy day (or snow day). Have students talk to a partner about which activities listed are healthy choices.
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Empower Kids to Motivate their Mood
Read aloud from the slides that tell about how Finn and Rosa deal with a rainy day. Which child notices their mood, then chooses to motivate that mood?
Have Kids Think About Their Mood
Check for understanding: How will you motivate your mood to make choices that are great for your body and brain?
Help Kids Motivate Their Mood
Ask students for examples of choices they can make or activities they can do when they decide to motivate their mood.
Guide responses by asking about various choices that are fun to do with a friend, family member, or alone.
Time to I Spy! Students use the I Spy: Mood Motivators printable to discover activities they can do to motivate their mood and inspire healthy choices!
Today we learned about how to motivate a mood and make fit choices. Next, we will learn about how recharge and mood are connected.
Time: 20 Minutes
Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.Start Lesson
Help kids identify feelings and emotions and how they determine someone's mood.Start Lesson
Have kids reflect on their moods and the choices that follow.Start Lesson