A free educational program designed to help build healthy habits in grades K-5.
We know developing healthy habits early contributes to students’ well-being, but it can be hard to find the right lessons and activities. This K-5 program addresses five pillars of health and well-being, called the Habits of Health: eating and hydration, movement, mind, sleep, and environment. The lessons are easy to follow and implement right away, and the activities are engaging for kids, with the goal to help them develop critical healthy habits early on.
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Inside the Grades K-2 Kit: Why Do Animals and People Sleep? Plus, four more!
The sooner we build good, healthy habits, the easier it is to make them a part of living a healthy life. We’re excited to share these five Habits of Health lesson plans and activities to help your K-2 students build healthier lives.
Here’s what you’ll get:
1. Build a Better Plate for Fueling Your Body. This lesson gets kids thinking about what makes a healthy, balanced meal. They’ll learn about food categories and then play a fun game, building healthy meals to share their learning.
2. Fun Ways To Fit in Fitness. Getting kids moving safely in a classroom can be a game changer that improves learning. These circuit cards can be used in a classroom to create movement stations that kids use independently.
3. How I Know I’m in the Zone. Helping kids regulate their emotions gives them back the control they need to have confidence. This lesson and activity help kids identify what their emotions feel like, both physically and mentally.
4. Why Do Animals and People Sleep? Kids love to learn about animals, and this lesson has a home-school connection activity that shows how much sleep animals and people need. You may discover something surprising!
5. Grow Your Concentration Powers. The interesting thing about distractions is that once you learn how to identify them, you gain more control over your focus. Kids will love discovering different kinds of distractions!
Inside the Grades 3-5 Kit: Teaching Kids to Cook, plus four more!
As students get older, they want more control over their world. Kids in grades 3-5 are ready to learn healthy habits in a more comprehensive way. Here are five Habits of Health lesson plans and activities to help your grades 3-5 students build healthier lives.
Here’s what you’ll get:
1. Setting Routines for Super Sleep. This lesson helps kids develop habits for sleeping more soundly. Healthy sleep is critical for student success.
2. Curious Chefs Cook for Their Families. Let’s get kids thinking about what goes into the meals they eat. Cooking with their families demystifies the kitchen and opens the door for healthy food.
3. Calm, Cool, and In Check With Our Emotions. Here’s how students can learn self-soothing strategies so they can help themselves stay calm and manage their emotions.
4. Taking Small Steps to Get Active. Learning about microHabits that foster an active lifestyle is key to getting all kids moving their bodies. This lesson helps kids set individual activity goals.
5. Taking Charge of Your Choices in Tricky Situations. From staying focused during class to managing relationships, kids have to make choices every day. This lesson teaches them how to make a choice and follow through.
What If Healthy Habits Were Second Nature For All?
Healthy Habits For All gives kids and their families the most powerful gift of all: the education and skills necessary to transform their health and wellness destinies.
The Healthy Habits For All curriculum is based on the Habits of Health®️ Transformational System.
The Healthy Habits For All curriculum is for grades K-5 and addresses five pillars of health and well-being, called the Habits of Health: eating and hydration, movement, mind, sleep, and environment. Healthy Habits For All is committed to helping kids build the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to make informed decisions about good nutrition and develop critical healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
The Healthy Habits For All lesson plans reflect the policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics belief that kids should focus on healthy behaviors, like eating healthy foods and exercising. Dieting is in no way a recommendation for children under the age of 18.