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Preschool Fitness Fun Unit



Fitness Fun Unit

The fitness fun unit focuses on practicing exercises that are healthy for the heart and lungs.

The exercise activities are designed to get children moving in the classroom and to encourage them to move wherever they are, even when they are not playing a sport or game. The classroom movement activities can be good ways to "blow off steam" when the children are getting restless, and also can act as a "pick me up" if the children are tired, bored, or sluggish. The activities that are taught during these lessons can be used at any time that the class needs to burn off some energy or needs to get energized.

Goals and Objectives

  • Children will demonstrate exercises that are aerobic.

  • Children will be able to identify the basic functions of the heart and lungs.

  • Children will be able to identify the kinds of exercise that is good for the heart and lungs.

  • Children will practice doing exercise that is good for the heart and lungs.

Points to emphasize:

  1. Exercise can help make the heart and the lungs healthy and strong.

  2. Exercise that makes the heart beat fast and makes you breathe harder for a long time can help to make the heart and lungs strong.

  3. Exercises that make the heart and lungs strong include dancing, running, fast walking, bicycling, skating, and swimming.

Nutrition bonus lesson:

Healthy foods provide energy and water for the body that is needed before and after exercise.

This is a chapter in the Healthy Start, Health Education Program for Preschoolers Sample Activities From the Chapter: