Explanation of the activity:

This activity will help students incorporate physical activity into their daily schedules.

Preparation:

You will need narratives, a scheduling worksheet (one for each narrative, three worksheets per student or per group) and pencils.

Directions:

  1. Students can do this activity individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
  2. Students will read a narrative and then fill out the scheduling worksheet for the narrative which will depict what activities the character did, how long they spent doing those activities, and what category that activity fits into.
  3. Once all three narratives are read and their Scheduling Worksheets are complete, do the activity debrief.

Activity Debrief:

The following questions will help to summarize the activity:

1. Who had the most Screen Time? Who had the least?

2. Who had the most Active Time? Who had the least?

3. What are some of the ways that children with the most Active Time made time for physical activity?

4. What are some things the children with the least amount of Active Time could do to make more time for being active?

Just like it is important to balance your diet and physical activity, it is important to have a healthy balance in how you spend your time. There is one category or way to spend time that is not necessary. That category is screen time. It does not make you healthier and it takes time away from your day that you could be using to be physically active.

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