Kids' Sleep Habits Influence Their Healthy Habits | Sanford Fit

Lesson

Kids Sleep Habits Influence Healthy Habits

Kids will revisit what they have learned about sleep habits, bedtime routines, and sleep zones.

Objectives

  • Recall that children need 9-12 hours of sleep each night.
  • Identify a sequence of activities that make up a bedtime routine.
  • Describe a sleep zone as an "environment conducive for 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

Ask kids to discuss if they have made any sleep habit changes since starting this lesson. Ask those who have to share with others about their experience.

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Captivate

Recharging Energy Levels

Once again, ask students to show their energy level by either sitting on the floor (low), standing (in the middle), or standing with their hands in the air (fully recharged).

How do students' energy levels compare with Lesson 1?

Educate

Sleep Tips for Kids

Read aloud the sleep tips from the slideshow. Highlight three factors that contribute to good sleep:

  • The number of hours you sleep.
  • What you do to prepare for sleep.
  • Your sleep zone environment.

Check for understanding:  _ _ _ _ _ restores your energy.

Activate

Sleep Habits Influence Healthy Choices

Create a classroom Sleep Quilt poster with bedtime routine and sleep zone tips. Your quilt can be made from any size paper.

Close with the reminder that recharge, along with mood, influences healthy choices.

Close the Lesson

Today we revisited what we have learned about sleep habits, bedtime routines, and sleep zones. Now you are ready to revisit your bedtime routine plan to see if you want to make changes for weekend nights!

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

Extend the Lesson

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