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 have learned 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 translates to an “I won’t” mood. These lessons create awareness about what it means to “motivate your mood.” Students will learn about using positive self-talk to explore options to motivate their mood, such as recharging their energy, getting active, doing a fun activity, and/or doing something with a friend.

Set The Stage

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

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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.

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 the ideas in a jar to draw from the next time students decide to make a fit choice.

Close the Lesson

We learned how to use play to help motivate our mood and energy level. What choices will you make when you want to motivate your mood?

Grade: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Slideshow
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Markers

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core concepts-Self-control and impulse-control strategies
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

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

Extend the Lesson

Play the fitGame, Motivation Stations.

Related Content

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Fruits and Veggies Give Me Energy

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fit-Check Poster

Create a poster to show the times and places you can do a fit-check.

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