Most kids should get between 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Why so much? Sleep gives the body a chance to rest, repair itself, and prepare for the next day. The following activities will help your students learn why sleep is important for a healthy body and mind.
This website lists a series of videos teachers could use to help students learn calming techniques. By using these videos, students will improve their mindfulness, focus, attention, and irritability. These techniques are healthy practices and behaviors to maintain and improve personal health.
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.
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey provides a “fountain” of facts about drinking water. Did you know your age determines how much water you should drink? Let’s find out!
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey leads everyone outside to smell the fresh air! Let’s run and play one hour every day in our beautiful world!
Daniel gets distracted by his imagination while brushing his teeth. This video teaches the importance of correctly taking care of your teeth and practicing good hygiene daily. This video can be played during a lesson on personal health.
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.
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek demonstrates the path food takes in our body in order for us to absorb nutrients. The functions of the 6 nutrients of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are described with examples of each nutrient. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on nutrition and healthy foods.
Sleep rejuvenates our body and helps clean out our brain. But what is sleep? This video short discusses the different stages of sleep, provides tips on how to get a better night's sleep, and what happens when you don't get enough sleep. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on healthy behaviors.
The Healthy Habits for Life Child Care Resource Kit gives child care providers the tools they need to teach children about eating right and being physically active so that they can establish healthy habits for life.
Katerina discovers that she really likes bell peppers! She even tries carrots, but doesn't like them. Teach kids to understand that trying foods is important. After they have tried a new food, they can decide if they like it or not.
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.
In this video, students learn what allergies are and that there different kinds of allergies. Some kids are allergic to foods and others suffer from seasonal allergies resulting from pollen.
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!
The Every Day Is a Healthy Day informational material allows children to learn how to make healthy eating choices and the importance of exercise and physical activity. Additionally, children can practice using the knowledge they've gained to make healthy choices.
This video from KET shows a young man hopping, skipping, and moving his body in different ways while he counts to 10. This is a great way to show young children that it doesn’t matter what they do as long as they just keep moving. Being active is vital for a healthy lifestyle, so it is important to show children that there is a way to be active in everything they do, including learning.
EVERFI's Healthier Me is an innovative, games-based elementary school health curriculum that educates elementary school students about the importance of well-balanced meals and physical activity. These elementary health lesson plans prepare students to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to nutrition and fitness, securing a healthier and happier future for the next generation.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
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.