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Mission: Physical activities

Kindergarten

  • Match the Planets
    This matching activity gives kids a chance to recognize physical and sedentary activities. As a simple memory game, Match the Planets is a quick and interactive way to reinforce basic exercise concepts.

1st grade

  • Activity Pyramid Mini-lesson
    Kids begin by differentiating between sedentary "sitting-still" activities, and physical activities. They explore the Activity Pyramid to learn about the four activity categories and focus on the benefits and biological effects of physical activity. The lesson ends with an overview of ideas where kids can go to be active.
  • Balancing Act Activity
    This activity focuses on the importance of getting the right amount to eat based on exercise level. Kids can choose as many as three snacks and three forms of exercise to see if the character’s activity level and nutrition level are in balance.

2nd grade

  • Goal-setting Lesson
    Goal is defined in basic terms: something that you decide to do and then try to do. The complexity in this short Mini-lesson is in establishing a physical activity goal. Students listen to the characters' goals and then formulate their own.

3rd grade

  • Activity Pyramid Lesson
    Kids explore the Activity Pyramid to learn about the four activity categories. Image judging activities test their knowledge by asking them to identify examples as physical or sedentary. They learn how to use different parts of her body to stay active, and then get an overview of where to go to be active and what they can do in those places.
  • Bubble Blaster Activity
    This identification activity encourages kids to "pop the bubbles" containing sedentary activities while saving those that contain physical ones. Kids can play multiple times to view a variety of activities.

4th – 5th grades

  • Energy Extreme Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Healthy Habits Lesson
    Kids learn about three healthy habits that help their bodies stay strong and healthy: physical activity (or exercise), water and rest. They learn about setting goals and how those goals can improve their health. Students complete a worksheet as they work through this lesson.
  • Extreme Peak Activity
    This game tests kids' knowledge of nutrition and exercise. They select a character and then answer a series of questions. For each question answered correctly, the character gains a balloon and floats up the side of the mountain. When a question is answered incorrectly, a balloon pops. If they reach the top of the mountain, they win. Three levels make playing fun and challenging.

6th – 8th grades

  • 4 UR Health Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Physical Activity Lesson
    This lesson includes information about different types of physical activity, how much is recommended, and how to recognize and limit sedentary activity. Kids will create a plan to include 60 minutes of physical activity each day and track and monitor their progress. The plan should include all three types of physical activity: muscle-strengthening, aerobic, and balance and stretching activities. Kids complete a worksheet as they work through this lesson.
  • RU Balanced? Activity
    This activity demonstrates the importance of getting the right amount to eat based on exercise level. Kids choose up to three snacks and three forms of exercise to see if the activity level and nutrition level balance. Encourage your kids to try different combinations of foods and activities.
  • Body Image Lesson
    Kids watch the lesson that includes information about what body image is, and who and what can affect our body image. There is an emphasis on the media and how the media affects how we think and feel about ourselves. Students complete a worksheet as they work through this lesson.
  • Strike It Fit Game
    In each frame of this bowling game, kids are given a question to answer. If they get it right, they get a strike. If they get it wrong, they will only knock down 0-4 pins and get another chance to answer the question correctly. If they get it right on their second chance, they get a spare. The final score is determined by standard bowling scoring.
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