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 for examples of choices students can make when they decide to motivate their mood.
Guide responses by asking about move and recharge choices that are fun to do alone or with a friend.
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