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Download these lesson plans for grades PreK-2 by educator Heather S. Kahn:

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has approved the ChrisSare4Kids lesson plans Grades K-2 to be included in the Healthy Schools Resource Database used by schools enrolled in their Healthy Schools Program.

DISCLAIMER: The lesson plans and information therein are for general information only. For guidance on individual health issues and diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions, consult a physician or other health-care professional.


PRE-K LESSON PLANS


Group 1: Emotional Health

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1. FOODIE FRIENDS FEELINGS (Pre-K)

Kids learn how to identify their feelings and express themselves!

 
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2. ARTISTIC EXPRESSION (Pre-K)

Be an artist! Learn to use color and painting to express your feelings.

 
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3. DRAMATIC PLAY (Pre-K)

Be an actor! Learn efficient ways of solving problems and expressing your feelings by acting out common scenarios.

 
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4. MUSIC WITH FEELING (Pre-K)

Play musical instruments to express emotions! A fun way to express yourself!

 

Group 2: Mental Health

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1. READING FOR MEANING (Pre-K)

Learn how to be a good reader! Learn effective reading techniques to increase comprehension.

 
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2. DISSECTING THE BRAIN / KWL (Pre-K)

Increase comprehension in 3 easy steps using the KWL chart.

KWL Template

 
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3. COLOR CODING THE FOOD GROUPS (Pre-K)

Use color coding to categorize new concepts and increase overall comprehension.

Color Coding Template

Color Coding Template Part 2

Color Coding Template Part 3

 

Group 3: Physical Health

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1. RELAY RACE FOR EXERCISE (Pre-K)

Get your exercise by running a relay race. Use teamwork to achieve your goal.

 
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2. BRUSH YOUR TEETH (Pre-K)

Use the "Brush Your Teeth Star" Chart to encourage your kids to brush twice a day.

Brush Your Teeth Star Chart

 
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3. ALL ABOUT ME (Pre-K)

Boost self-awareness by taking the time to get to know yourself.

All About Me Template

 
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4. FIVE FOOD GROUPS (Pre-K)

Keep track of your regular eating habits to determine your health patterns.

Five Food Groups Checklist

 

Group 4: Social Health

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1. INTRODUCING YOURSELF...TO SOCIAL HEALTH! (Pre-K)

Practice introducing yourself to your classmates!

 
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2. SHARING THROUGH "HOT POTATO" (Pre-K)

Teach sharing by playing "Hot Potato"!

 
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3. SHARING YOUR FAVORITE HEALTHY FOODS (Pre-K)

Children learn to share various healthy foods!

 
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4. MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD (Pre-K)

Learn to ask questions to make a new friend!

 

K-2 LESSON PLANS

The following lesson plans were designed to correlate with the California State Standards for Health in grades K-2. Is is suggested that you introduce these subjects and activities in the order that they are listed. Use them as you see fit in your classroom and have fun with them!

 

Lesson Plans Group 1

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1. WHAT IS HEALTH (K-2)

Children learn to recognize all of the facets of health through organized discussion, thus building upon what they know.

 
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2. ALL ABOUT HEALTH (K-2)

Children are engaged in the process of creating their own Health Word Wall in their classroom.

All About Health Template

 
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3. POSTER PRESENTATION (K-2)

Children help each other learn to prevent illness through group driven reflection and research. They present their findings to the rest of the class in a poster presentation.

 
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4. WATCH OUT (K-2)

Through group discussion, children learn about ways to be safe as they reflect upon and share experiences of personal injuries in an effort to prevent future common childhood injuries.

Watch Out Template

 
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5. WHAT'S UP DOC? (K-2)

Children discuss the various doctors they see on a regular basis and understand what their purpose is. A follow up worksheet is recommended for their personal portfolios.

What’s Up Doc Template

 

Lesson Plans Group 2

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1. MY HEALTH DIARY (K-2)

Children and parents alike will learn how to identify healthy eating habits they have and areas they should improve. They will document these healthy habits into a health log with the help of a parent or guardian.

My Health Diary Template

 
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2. HEALTH SURVEY (K-2)

Students will pay a visit to the cafeteria, the nurse and the playground to assess how their school supports their healthy lifestyle. They conduct their own survey using a checklist-style questionnaire provided.

Cafeteria Template

Nurse Template

Playground Template

 

Lesson Plans Group 3

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1. HEALTH WHEEL (K-2)

Students will learn about who is available for them to discuss their health with at school and within the community.

Health Wheel Template

Professions Template

 
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2. CAMPUS HEALTH TOUR (K-2)

Students will learn about who is available for them to discuss health related issues on campus.

 

Lesson Plans Group 4

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1. MY EMOTIONS PAPER DOLLS (K-2)

Students create paper dolls from the template provided to learn about the various emotions.

 
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2. ROLE PLAY FOR YOUR HEALTH (K-2)

Students will act out scenarios they have seen at school or at home which conjure emotion. They will discover positive ways to arrive at resolution.

Role Play Scenarios

 
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3. CLASSROOM HELP BOX (K-2)

Students create a box for the class in which they can anonymously alert the teacher of any problems that need to be addressed in order to maintain an environment that is safe for everyone.

 

Lesson Plans Group 5

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HEALTH DECISIONS COLORING BOOK REFERENCE

Learn about health by coloring health related images!

Health Decisions Coloring Book

 

Lesson Plans Group 6


Lesson Plans Group 7

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1. POSTER PRESENTATION (K-2)

Students will identify way to avoid illness or injury and present their ideas to the class.

Avoid Example Template

Fill in Avoid

Fill in Improve

2. POSTER PRESENTATION 2 (K-2)

Example Template

Fill in Template

 

Lesson Plans Group 8

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1. HEALTH REQUEST (K-2)

Students will learn how to request help in achieving their health goals using the letter template provided.

Letter Template

 
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2. HEALTH CARE PACKAGE (K-2)

Students will learn how to help others achieve their health goals and create general awareness amongst their peers.

List Template

 

GRADES 3-5 LESSON PLANS
(Alliance for a Healthier Generation approval pending)


 

Lesson Plans Group 1

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1. MORE NUTRIENTS, PLEASE (3-5)

Children learn to recognize specific nutrients, the foods that provide them, and how they affect the body.

Nutrient List

 

Lesson Plans Group 2

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1. EMERGENCY PREVENTION: PART 1 (3-5)

To help children gain confidence about safety and understand how they can prevent an emergency.

 
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2. EMERGENCY PREVENTION: PART 2 FIRE SAFETY (3-5)

Children will gain a clear understanding of how to prevent fires and what to do in the event that a fire occurs.

 
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3. EMERGENCY PREVENTION: PART 3 POISON SAFETY (3-5)

Children will gain a clear understanding of how to prevent being poisoned and what to do in the event that poisoning occurs.

 
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4. EMERGENCY PREVENTION: PART 4 STRANGER & ABDUCTION DANGER (3-5)

Children will gain a clear understanding of how to prevent being abducted and what to do in the event that they are made to feel uncomfortable by a stranger.

 
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Children will answer questions about emergency prevention to provoke thought and a plan of action.  

 
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6. CREATE A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT (3-5)

Children will learn how they can contirbute to the reduction of waste. 

 
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