- 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
Power Up Your Body Poster
Children will create posters that promote fun, non-screen activities
- Children will create posters that promote fun, non-screen activities
- Markers, crayons, paint and other decorative craft material
- Take a brief survey of the television and/or video game use from the previous day. Ask:
- Who watched TV yesterday, or played a video game? (raise hands)
- Raise your hand if you watched 1 show or video.
- Raise your hand if you watched 2 shows or videos.
- Raise your hand if you watched 3 shows or videos.
- Raise your hand if you watched 4 or more shows or videos.
- Ask the group to name some things that they like more than watching TV. What else do they like to do (or would they like to do) when they are not watching TV or playing video games?
- Explain that they will be learning about ways to turn off their TVs and power up their bodies. Invite them to create a poster that displays the ways that they can have fun without televisions, videos or computers. Tell the group that they should create visuals or messages that also help other children find things to do when they are not watching TV.
- Distribute poster board paper and art supplies.
- Submit posters to the national TV Turn-Off organization which supports TV Turn-Off week. For information and organizing tips, go to www.tvturnoff.org
- To discover ways to have fun without TVs, video games or computers, encourage children to talk to adults or seniors (grandparents, older relatives, neighbors or teachers) about the things that they did for fun growing up without the video screens of today. When applicable, have children interview an adult in their life who did not grow up in the US. What activities did they do for fun? Have kids report back and share findings with the group.