Children will learn about the type of toothbrush to use for brushing teeth, how to recognize an old toothbrush, the best times for brushing their teeth, and whether it is okay to share a toothbrush. Children will receive instructions on how to brush their teeth and a demonstration of proper toothbrushing techniques, and, after that, the class will brush their teeth together.
We’re sure you’re seeing a lot of students dealing with feelings of anxiousness and worry, and it may be difficult to know how to help, especially if you’re trying to cope with your own worries.
With the anxiety worksheets below, you can assist your students by helping them identify the source of their anxiety and with coping strategies that can be used to deal with those feelings.
When we think about emotional awareness, we typically focus on situations that trigger negative emotions. But it’s also important that we identify and focus on the things that make us happy. By understanding both the positive and the negative, we become much more emotionally resilient.
In this lesson, you will help your students improve their emotional awareness by thinking about what makes them happy or gives them a “happy heart.”
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey highlights how to count down to keep calm. Learn how to “count the moments” and keep your breathing steady with clips from Ready, Jet, Go and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
Mr. Eagle is sad because he no longer sees children playing and because they spend too much time sitting. He tells the boys how many people are now sick with diabetes and explains that there are ways to prevent the disease. Together, they discuss fun ways to move their bodies and become healthier.
Mr. Eagle is sad about the health of the people in the village. Mr. Eagle describes how hard work and physical activity used to be a way of life, making people strong and healthy, but now many people are sick with diabetes because of their new lifestyles. Rain That Dances learns how to prevent diabetes by eating healthy traditional foods and being more active, like his ancestors. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on healthy food choices.
Take a trip to the dentist in this video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek. Discover why different animals have different kinds of teeth and what kinds of teeth humans have. You'll be able to answer the questions: What are the parts of a tooth? What is a cavity and how can you keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Daniel chooses one more thing to do before it's time for bed. Remind kids that after a long day of playing, they need to cooperate when it's time for bed.
Playing outside makes kids happier, healthier and stronger! In this segment, Abby Brown plays Musical Hula Hoops with a group of friends. The only way to stay in the game is to listen closely to the music so that when it stops, you won’t be stranded without a hula hoop!
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students about nutritious food and healthy eating habits. This Fizzy's Lunch Lab video and related lesson plan provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on vegetables. Using these materials, students will learn that veggies contain specific nutrients that promote health and prevent disease.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students about healthy food choices. This stop motion animation shows what a healthy meal should look like based on the USDA My Plate model. Narrated by a young child who wants to fill her plate with dinner rolls and an adult who explains why that is not a balanced meal, A Healthy Plate provides an easy-to-follow visual that breaks down portion sizes for grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy.
This is a free resource from PBS LearningMedia. In this video, students learn how Leo Koch (age 9, Maine) chooses healthy foods, like those in his Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Vegan Superhero Soup, to fuel his competitive running and help manage his diabetes.
In this classroom resource from PBS LearningMedia, students play an interactive game about "asthma triggers" from the Arthur Family Health Collection. This is a free resource. Students identify "asthma triggers" that Buster should avoid and consider ways to avoid these triggers. Additional asthma-related resources are included in the Arthur Family Health Collection titled "Buster's Breathless".
This classroom resource is a lesson plan for teaching students about healthy eating. The lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "every day" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "every day" and "sometimes" foods.
In this classroom resource from PBS LearningMedia, students watch a video about getting and keeping fit in a non-judgemental way. When Arthur doesn't fit into his costume for the play, he's shocked to learn that he's become "husky-sized." Now he's serious about getting in shape. Will he turn to an all-protein diet? Eat only herbs and berries? Or will he try something really radical... like exercise?! This is a free resource. This resource also includes links to additional activities to use with the video.
Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands-on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity in staying healthy.
This is a sorting activity from PBS LearningMedia. Students identify healthy snacks and junk foods in this sorting activity. Students will collect and cut images from magazines, newspapers, and grocery flyers and sort them into three categories: green (foods high in protein, fiber, and other nutrients), yellow (foods with moderate levels of fats, sugar, or refined carbohydrates), and red (junk food). The students will associate each color with the colors of a traffic light - green for go, yellow for slow, and red for stop. Foods in the green category can be eaten in an unlimited amount, foods in the yellow category can be eaten sometimes, and foods in the red category should be eaten only once in a while.