Sleep Zones for Better Health | Sanford Fit

Lesson

Sleep Zones for Better Health

Kids will learn what a sleep zone is and how to create one. Sleep zones can help kids recharge each night.

Objectives

  • Describe a sleep zone as an "environment to get your best sleep."

 

Lesson Plan

Recharge influences healthy choices. Recharge is all about your energy! fit presents different ways to recharge and get energy: 

  • Get enough sleep (9–12 hours).
  • Relax, without a screen, throughout the day. 

The amount of sleep recommended by different organizations varies; however for school-age children, most recommend 9–12 hours of sleep each night. This week's topic will introduce students to the sleep zone, an environment conducive to sleep. Paired with a bedtime routine, a sleep zone will help your students recharge each night.

Set The Stage

As a large group, have kids list important features of a bedroom.

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Captivate

Best Elements for a Sleep Zone

Ask students to identify things that don't fit in a sleep zone.

Educate

Examine Your Sleep Space

Ask students to close their eyes and create a mental picture of a bedroom before you begin the slideshow.

A child’s room can promote good sleep. TV and computer screens interfere with sleep. Darkness, cool temperatures, and calming colors aid sleep. How many students have a sleep zone?

Check for understanding: How can you make your room a sleep zone?

Activate

Improve Your Sleep Zone

Students choose at least one thing they can do to make their room a better sleep zone.

Encourage students to ask a family member for help if needed.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned about sleep zones. Next we will revisit what we have learned about how energy levels are impacted by sleep habits.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Slideshow

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts–Get an appropriate amount of sleep and rest.
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

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

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