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Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. Lesson Plan Exercise Kids Need for Good Health

OBJECTIVES:

Students will define exercise. Students will list two (2) benefits of exercise. Students will describe three (3) fun examples of exercise.

TIME FRAME:

30 minutes, longer with use of optional activities. Time frame will vary with number and age of students.

GRADE LEVEL:

Elementary

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. brochure, Kids Need EXERCISE for Good Health (3rd grade reading level) Paper and crayons or sidewalk chalk (for optional activities) Ball or jump rope (for optional activities)

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

Read the Healthy B.A.S.I.C.S. brochure, Kids Need EXERCISE for Good Health, to the group. Relate the following questions: What is exercise? Why is it important? How does it help you? How does exercise make you feel? What types of exercise are fun? How does someone exercise safely? (10 minutes) Make moving (exercise) fun! Read this poem and have the students act it out. (10 minutes) Jump to the right and stand if you please, Touch your elbows and now your knees. Touch both heels, now your nose, Hands on your hips, and now on your toes. Hands on shoulders, and on your shoes, Turn to the left and read the news. Hands on heads, also on hair, Hands on hips, now in the air. Touch your face, now your feet, Clap your hands and take your seat. (Author Unknown) (over)

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