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Lesson 20: Liking and Moving Your Body


This lesson helps build a positive body image and introduces the healthy behavior of being active every day. Students view a picture and discuss how kids come in all shapes and sizes, then identify qualities about themselves that they like and feel proud of. They discuss the importance of physical activity for health, and explore things they can do to be active to reach the recommended amount for children their age of 60 minutes of activity per day. They illustrate three ways they like to move their bodies and write a short story about why they like their bodies to accompany the drawings. They put their individual work together to create a classroom book about their great moving bodies to inspire others to move too.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify things they like about their bodies to help build a positive body image.
  2. Identify the recommended amount of physical activity for children.
  3. Explain ways to be active every day.

SEL Connection

  • self-awareness

Time: 45 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-2: Engage in activities that are mentally and emotionally healthy.
  • PA-1: Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.
  • PA-7: Support others to be physically active.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
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