Empower kids to identify ways they can motivate their 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.
Have kids brainstorm a list of movements or exercises that start with the letter M.
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Think About Ways to Motivate a Mood
As a class, read aloud the captions on each slide. What "MOOVELOUS" words can your students create?
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.
Check for understanding: What does it mean to "Motivate Your Mood"?
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.
We learned about how to recognize mood, and the many ways to use self-talk to motivate your mood! What kinds of choices will you make when you decide to motivate your mood?
Time: 20 Minutes