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Overview

Election Day is just around the corner. Celebrate this historical event with fun movement and healthy treats. Check out these ideas to help your classroom celebrate.

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Running for Office

Getting Ready:

  • Gather clothes that students can use to dress up like an elected official, including suits, ties, hats, wigs, glasses, etc.

Space:

  • Pick a space where students have room to run such as the playground, gymnasium or hallway.

Activity:

  • Pick 2-5 presidents or elected officials. Describe and share the history and fun facts of these people that the students will dress up as.
  • Split the class into groups (one group per elected official).
  • Ask each group to form a line, and spread them out to give space for the activity.
  • Place the clothing 10-15 yards away from the start line. On “Go!” the first student in line races to the clothing and must quickly get dressed as the prerson.
  • Once dressed, the “elected official” runs back to the start line, where he/she removes the clothing.
  • The next student in line gets dressed and races to the other side, where he/she removes the clothing before running back to the start line.
  • Rotate through each student in the group to dress up as the elected official.
  • The first group to have all its members dressed as that person wins!

Eat Better

Flag Fun
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • 5 bamboo skewers/flag

Steps:

  1. Wash the blueberries and strawberries.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut them into slices.
  3. Remove the leaves from the strawberries and cut them in half.
  4. On 3 skewers, gently slide each piece of fruit onto each skewer in this order: 1 strawberry, 1 banana, alternating until top
  5. On the two remaining skewers, follow the same directions, ending with 5 blueberries on top (see image for detail).
  6. Admire your flag and serve!

Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids.

Tip

Invite a local elected official to come in to speak with the class. Have them share their favorite healthy snack or exercise.