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Mark Your Calendar


Ages

3-14 Years Old

Duration

10 Minutes

What You Need

  • Chart with a list of the students' names and each day of the month
  • Stickers

To find out how this lesson fits Physical Education and Health Education standards click here.

Description

Create a chart with a list of the students’ names and each day of the month. (Instead of the student’s names, you could also use a “code name” that each student picks for themselves.  Students could choose a healthier food item such as kiwi, mango, steak, etc., to use as their code name.)

Before lining up for lunch, have students stand up next to their desks, or if space allows have students spread out in the classroom. Have all of the students do 10 jumping jacks and 10 toe touches, alternating 2 times for a total of 20 jumping jacks and 20 toe touches. Have the students add a sticker to the chart under their name for that day if they participated in the class activity or did some type of physical activity outside of school.

When the students return from lunch, ask who ate a serving of a fruit or vegetable. For every day the student eats a fruit or vegetable, he or she can put a sticker on that day.

At the end of the month, tally up the food and activity stickers.  See if the class can improve the tally each month.

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