Our Healthy Kids unit is full underway, and everyone has been having a blast! The preschoolers have been busy learning about their bodies and the importance of maintaining good health through nutrition, sleep, and exercise. The children have been exposed to many fun types of exercise, with Zumba and Yoga being popular favorites! They have taken a look inside the human body through many varieties of literature to get an understanding of what a complex and fragile piece of art it is, and then they've had the chance to explore many fun ways to take care of themselves. The unit will continue to take place through the end of November, but we've taken so many fun photos in the process, that I couldn't wait to share! Take a look:
Ian's dad, Brad gave a super fun demonstration on training and participating in a triathlon! The kids just loved him!:
The children got to prepare healthy vegetable soup that they called "Group Soup"! Each student provided a healthy veggie from home in which they got to clean, prep, and throw in the soup!
Some liked the soup, and some did not, but everyone gave it a try!
We learned that healthy bodies aren't always being physically active, but sometimes are mentally active! Here we did finger painting to music (which the kids could have seriously done ALL day):
...And here the kids made zen-gardens with scented "sand" and paintbrushes (again...hours of tranquil fun!):
And of course we had many opportunities for busy bodies to be creative:
We learned the importance of "eating a rainbow":
And the kids have been absolutely loving yoga (and are seriously cute doing it!!):
Stay tuned for more fun & healthy pics!