- Environmental Standards
- Getting Other Staff on Board
- Articles, Emails, and Handouts
- Unit 1: Fruits and Vegetables
- Unit 2: Get Moving
- Unit 3: Be Sugar Smart
- Unit 4: Go for Good Fat
- Unit 5: Go for Whole Grains
- Unit 6: Super Snacks
- Unit 7: Fruits and Veggies Mix it Up
- Unit 8: Tune Out TV
- Unit 9: Play Hard
- Unit 10: Hydration
- Unit 11: Finale
- Recipe Packet
- Complete Curriculum
Children will personalize cup coolers and be reminded to drink water when they are thirsty.
- Foam cup holders - one for each child
- Various craft supplies: craft foam shapes, beads, scrap material, markers, etc.
- Small water bottles
- Introduce the activity by telling children that they will be making their own cup coolers! Tell them that it is important to drink water when they get thirsty.
- Distribute foam cup holders and have craft supplies available for children to share.
- Write names on the bottom of the cup holders in permanent marker before you start. Children may also write their names in decorative fashion on the holders.
- Encourage children to be creative and decorate the cup holders in a way that defines them.
- Allow glue to fully dry before using. Give each child a water bottle or cup to place in the cup holder.
- Tell children that it is important to drink water throughout the day, and especially when they play, to stay cool and hydrated.
- Instead of cup holders, decorate styrofoam or plastic cups instead!
- Have children decorate their cup holders with beans, grains, dried fruits etc. and magazine cut outs of their favorite activities to help them remember to eat healthy and be active.