Healthy Living Lesson

Lesson plan for a Kindergarten class

TEKS

(b) Knowledge and skills

(1) Health behaviors. The students recognizes that personal health decisions and behaviors affect health throughout life. The student is expected to:

(A) identify and practice personal health habits that help individuals stay healthy such as a proper amount of sleep and clean hands;

(B) identify types of foods that help the body grow such as healthy breakfast foods and (B) identify types of foods that help the body grow such as healthy breakfast foods snacks; and

(C) identify types of exercise and active play that are good for the body.

Materials Needed

  • Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

  • Poster Board with the food pyramid drawn on it

  • Pictures of foods cut out for students to color

    • Fruits

    • Vegetables

    • Grains

    • Sweets

    • Proteins

    • Dairy

  • Crayons and markers

  • Tape

  • Worksheets printed out for after lesson

Beginning

To begin the lesson, the teacher will gather all the students to the rug. The teacher will ask the students what they know about eating right and staying healthy. After listening to the students answers, the teacher will read the book Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. The story is about a cat and a dog who keep gaining weight until they start to exercise. After reading the story, the teacher will talk about the lesson in the story and why it is important to eat right and exercise.

Middle

After talking about healthy habits, the teacher will pull out a poster board with the food pyramid drawn on it. The students will go back to their desks, and each student will get a piece of paper with a type of food on it. The students will get about 10 minutes to color the piece of paper they have, and then the student will bring their piece of paper back to the carpet. One by one the students will come up to the front and show their food to the class. The class will discuss which food group they think that food belongs to and why. Once they have all come a conclusion, the student will tape their piece of food onto the food pyramid poster. This will continue until all the students have gone. At the end, the teacher will talk about healthy food choices.

End

To wrap up the lesson, the teacher will restate the importance of healthy eating and exercise. All the students will get a worksheet that has a 3 week table on it. The teacher will encourage the students to do some sort of exercise or physical activity for at least 5-6 days a week. If the entire class checks off 5-6 days a week, they will win extra recess.
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