Action Schools! BC Resources – Grade Level 4

undefined

Access for All - Inclusive Practices in Physical Activity

The benefits of being physically active are numerous.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Being Me

In this resource, the lessons and activities are designed to teach students about the development of positive body image and self-esteem, along with messages that serve to help prevent disordered eating.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Bounce at the Bell Activity Gr 4-7

This activity focuses on building strong bones through jumping. A simple, quick activity that can be done anywhere and easily integrated into the school day.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Bounce at the Bell Poster

This poster supports the Bounce at the Bell Learning Activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Brain Builders Activity Gr 4-7

When we take a brain break, it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation through a different lens.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Canada's Food Guide Serving Sizes for Vegetables and Fruit Placemat

This placemat depicts Fruit and Vegetable serving sizes for Canada's Food Guide.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Canada's Food Guide Serving Sizes for Vegetables and Fruit Placemat (F)

This placemat depicts Fruit and Vegetable serving sizes for Canada's Food Guide. This placemat is in French.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Chair Aerobics Activity Gr 4-7

Perform active routines to music and get a workout in and around a chair while developing fundamental movements! Chair aerobics is fun and great for student leaders.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Collect Your Colours Vegetable and Fruit Extension Activity

This extension activity is used in the What is a Vegetable or Fruit? and the 5 a Day the Colour Way activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Colourful Choices Poster

Display in your classroom to highlight a variety of colourful fruit and vegetables!

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Count the Cubes Activity Gr 4-7

Drinks are a common snack choice. Learn how to understand nutrition labels to figure out the amount of sugar contained in various drinks.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Dance Activity Gr 4-7

Dance contributes to the development of body awareness, coordination, creative expression, and cooperation and extensive fundamental movements. Vigorous dances provide hearts, muscles, and bones a workout too.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Drink Journal Activity Gr 4-7

Students will begin to track the drink choices they make, thus increasing awareness of their own beverage consumption.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Dynamic Head-to-Toe Stretch Activity Gr 4-7

This activity provides a dynamic 10 stretch sequence that can be done anywhere.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Eat Smart Celebrations

Celebrations give schools the chance to reinforce classroom food and nutrition lessons. With a few easy changes, most food and drinks can support the health and learning of students and expose them to a variety of new types of food and flavours.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Elastic Jump Rope Activity Gr 4-7

Elastic jump rope is a great activity for building strength, endurance, and strong bones. Can be done indoors or outdoors.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Farm Visit Extension Activity Gr K-7

Students will visit a farm to learn about how vegetables and fruit are grown locally.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Food and Drink Marketing Journal Activity Gr 4-7

Students will use a journal to track the food or drink marketing they see for one day from a variety of sources.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Food Tasting Chart

This chart is used in the Tasting Parties Extension Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Head-to-Toe Stretch Poster

This poster supports the Head-to-Toe Stretch learning activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Healthy Eating Overview

The Healthy Eating Overview is designed to provide teachers with the background information required to support the delivery of Action Schools! BC instructional examples, activities and extension activities.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Healthy Living Booklist

This booklist highlights a set of resources available to K-7 educators in both English and French.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Healthy Options for Fundraising

Revamp school fundraising activities to support healthy living messages and provide more opportunities for more children to make healthy choices more often.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

How Much Is a Food Guide Serving? Activity Gr 4

This activity provides students with hands-on experience measuring real vegetables and fruit.

Grade Level 4

undefined

Juggling Hand and Foot Activity Gr 4-7

Use bean bags, scarves and paper balls to provide a safe yet powerful brain builder. These activities develop agility, hand-eye coordination, and the ability of the eyes to track and focus.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Making Fast Food Healthier Activity Gr 4

Students will learn about making healthier choices when eating fast food and how healthy eating fuels the body so they can grow, learn, and be active. The lesson will focus on strategies to decrease high sodium choices.

Grade Level 4

undefined

Muscles and Mind Instructional Example

This instructional example is designed to engage students to learn about yoga as a means to increase knowledge about movements, with the overall goal of building healthy muscles and a healthy self, which helps enhance their mental well-being.

Grade Level 4

undefined

Non-Food Rewards

Food preferences can be affected when they are associated with rewards or praise. Using unhealthy food as a reward sends mixed messages to students. Encourage positive behaviours with these alternatives to food rewards.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Play First Lunch Toolkit

Play First Lunch is a change in the traditional scheduling order of lunchtime and playtime – students go out to play first and then eat lunch.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Playground & Tag Activity Gr 4-7

Playground and tag games are highly active, easy to modify and students can initiate them on their own after learning some basics. Playground and tag games help build fundamental movement skills and social skills such as cooperation, conflict resolution, and fair play.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Playground Circuit Activity Gr 4-7

Every school can have a Playground Circuit, unique to its playground. Circuits have students running, skipping, hopping, jumping, weaving, and sidestepping around the playground area as well as over, under, around, through, on and off the adventure playground structure.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Playground Games Stations Activity Gr 4-7

Every school can have a Playground Games Stations. Little equipment is required.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Pumpkin Patch Fieldtrip Activity Gr K-7

Students will visit a local pumpkin patch to see pumpkins growing in the field.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Salad Patch Extension Activity Gr K-7

Students will learn to recognize that by eating a variety of coloured vegetables and fruit, they will receive a variety of nutrients that their bodies need to grow, learn, and play.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Skipping Rope Activity Gr 4-7

Skipping rope builds strong bones, develops muscle endurance, promotes healthy hearts, and increases coordination.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Sneaker Club Worksheets

These worksheets are needed for the Goal Setting Instructional Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Sodium and Your Health Instructional Example

This instructional example is designed to teach Grade 4 students about an interactive screening tool which will help them learn effective ways to reduce sodium (salt) intake and set personal sodium-reduction goals for a healthy heart.

Grade Level 4

undefined

Static/Dynamic Head-to-Toe Stretch Activity Gr 4-7

Stretching keeps the body relaxed and flexible, reduces injury, and increases range of motion.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Sticks, Hoop and Pole Activity Gr 4-7

Games involving sticks and targets, as well as hoops and poles, were popular with First Peoples groups from the northern boreal region of Canada. These traditional games can be easily modified for implementation at school.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Stretching Activity Gr 4-7

Stretching increases joint range of motion and blood flow to the brain, contributes to muscle development, and decreases risk of injury. Stretching provides an opportunity to practise breathing and relaxing that can decrease stress and enhance body and self- awareness.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Sugar Shocker Activity Gr 4

This activity will engage students in thinking about sugary drinks, enabling them to make more informed decisions about the drinks they consume.

Grade Level 4

undefined

Super Market Tour Extension Activity Gr K-7

In this hands-on supermarket tour, students will learn about the wide variety of vegetables and fruit available to consumers, the different forms they can take and where to find them in the grocery store.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Tai Chi 8-Step Standing Sequence Activity All Grades

Flow through the steps slowly with emphasis on precise movement, proper alignment, calm breathing in and out, keeping head up and eyes focused and soft.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Tai Chi Activity Gr 4-7

Tai chi is an ancient martial art, now practised worldwide for its health benefits. Many people practise the art of tai chi as a way of developing good posture and promoting skeletal and muscular health, as well as focusing and calming the mind.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Tasting Parties Fruit and Vegetable Extension Activity

Increasing students’ exposure to a variety of vegetables and fruit is essential in enhancing their preference for vegetables and fruit. Tasting parties and activities provide students with the opportunity to prepare and taste a variety of vegetables and fruit.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Vegetables and Fruit Journal Extension Activity

This extension activity is used in the Know Your Nutrients Activity.

Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

undefined

Yoga Activity Gr 4-7

Yoga is a system of total body movements that incorporate stretching and poses with breath, relaxation and imagery. Yoga develops body awareness and improves flexibility, strength, balance and mental focus. Participating in yoga often has a calming effect.

Grade Level 4, 5, 6, 7