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Lesson 23: Move More, Sit Less


This lesson helps students understand the importance of being physically active. Students learn how much physical activity third graders need each day, and are introduced to some “let’s move rules” that will help them choose activities that contribute to good health and fitness. They discuss the benefits of physical activity and then complete a self-assessment to review their typical daily physical activity and the times when they are sedentary. They analyze the results and identify activities that would help them move more and sit less.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Assess how much they move each day.
  2. Describe the recommended amount of physical activity for children.
  3. Identify ways to increase daily physical activity.
  4. Explain positive outcomes for being physically active.

SEL Connection

  • self-awareness

Time: 35 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • PA-1: Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.
  • PA-2: Regularly engage in physical activities that enhance cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscle endurance, and muscle strength.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
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