Healthy Habits for a Healthy Self-Concept: SEL Lesson for Pre-K

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Healthy Habits for a Healthy Self-Concept: SEL Lesson for Pre-K

Practicing healthy habits is a form of self-care. It is a positive action that goes hand-in-hand with building a positive self-concept. In this lesson, pre-kindergartners gain a deeper understanding of how a positive self-concept relates to positive actions for good health. Realizing the relationship between the two helps them to practice both.

Pre-kindergartners are thrilled to begin the lesson with a puppet show, featuring their beloved hedgehogs, Squeak and Mimi. In this show, Squeak is not feeling good about himself even after having positive thoughts and doing positive actions. How could this be? Mimi tells Squeak that this may be due to his lack of positive actions for good health.

"By recognizing that their choices and actions directly impact their physical health, they cultivate a positive self-concept rooted in self-care and self-respect."

To help the students understand what this means, they participate in an interactive activity featuring their friends, Emily and Luis who come in as visual aids. For this activity, the whole class identifies which actions are positive for the body and which are negative.

Throughout the lesson, the students learn that practicing positive actions for good health is essential to feeling good about oneself. By keeping their bodies healthy through exercise and proper nutrition, they also develop responsibility, discipline, and self-management skills.

Overall, teaching pre-kindergartners about the relationship between positive self-concept and healthy habits allows them to take ownership of their well-being from an early age. By recognizing that their choices and actions directly impact their physical health, they cultivate a positive self-concept rooted in self-care and self-respect. With this lesson that promotes positive actions for good health, schools and educators set their early learners on a path toward a lifetime of positive habits and a healthy self-concept.

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