Grade three

1. Introducing At My Best * At My Best Class Book * Describe or illustrate what your family does to be healthy.
2. Learn your ABC's: Secret Code Moves   * Create two 'code words' at home with your family for a designated time or throughout the evening. When someone calls out the first code word, the others stop whatever they are doing and move about the house and change direction at two to three corners and then continue what they were doing. With the second code word, family members stop what they are doing, catch and toss a pretend
beanbag (or a rolled up pair of socks) and then continue on with what they were doing.
* Play this game all evening, for a set period of time or choose times to do the code words when an "action break" would be helpful (during commercials if watching TV, as a break from homework or between supper and bedtime).
* As an alternative, all family members could agree upon a movement (i.e., jumping jacks), which everyone could perform for 60 seconds. The family can repeat the selected movements at natural breaks at least five times throughout the evening (i.e., between supper and dishes, after completing one piece of
homework, during TV commercials, after brushing teeth).
3. Learn your ABC's: Beanbag Golf * ABC Dance
(Music | Lyrics)
* Download:
Golf Cards
* A Frisbee (or a rumpled up paper ball, stuffed animal or soft ball.)
* Teach your parents/siblings your own version of the ABC Dance.
* design a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course at home (remind them that they can use another object - crumpled
up paper ball, stuffed animal or soft ball.)
* Draw a map of the course showing the different holes.
* Teach someone in your family how to play and play a few rounds, trying to beat your score.
4. Learn your ABC's: Freeze Frame - Srike a pose! * Download:

Soccer Warm-up!

* Do the actions for the Soccer Warm-up at home with your family.
* Make a tableau with your family members. Either do a sport skill
or a random shape that includes some complementary shapes.
5. Learn your ABC's: Are you able?   * Make a map of your house, yard or a room and hide markers (pennies
or numbered sticky notes) in various places. Record their locations on
the map. Challenge a sibling or parent to find the markers as quickly as
possible by using the map. Re-set and try and beat the time.
* As a family create a task card by coming up with one healthy idea for each of the following sentences and write them on a piece of construction paper to share with the rest of the class:
* Each of us can:
With someone else in my family, we can do:
* With everyone in my family, we can do:
6. What does it mean to be healthy? * Download:
ABC Bingo card
* Create your own bingo card, writing or drawing healthy activities in each of the squares.
* Complete the healthy activities with your family.
* Parents sign and date each healthy activity once it is completed.
* Modification: Each space on the bingo card could represent a two to three minute physical activity break in one evening (for a total of 18 to 27 minutes of activity). Have students (with their families) fill in the card with short activity break activities that they can do after school, in the middle of homework, while doing chores or watching TV. Encourage them to complete the card between the time they get home and the time they go to bed. They can record the time of the activity in the space designated for the date.
7. Healthy eating choices * Download:
Our Family Food Guide

* Download:
Eating well with Canada's Food Guide

* Download:
"Our family's favourite recipe"

* Work with your family to create your own food guide by drawing pictures of foods that your family eats in each of
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide.
* Work with your family to write out one of your favourite recipes for a healthy energy or "pre-game" meal.
8. Eating the right amount * Download:
"Food to make me healthy"
* Keep a record of servings
they eat in one day by recording it on the appropriate star point.
9. Energizing our bodies * Download:
"My activity diary"
* Students keep a record of
the amount of time they spend in each of the activity categories in one day or on the weekend.
* Have students log their pulse (for 10 seconds) immediately following each
activity to help them decide which category their activity falls into.
* Have them get someone from home to help them find a "Light" or "Active" activity to replace one hour of "Screen time and Sitting still."
10. Bringing it all together   * Challenge a family member to a race like Rae and her mother. If enough people are available, play a family game of tag.