1. Topic-
Couch Potato
2. Content-
Students will learn the concept of being healthy and active. They will learn what the term "couch potato" means when it comes to exercise.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To get students excited about being active.
2. To teach them what happens if you don't stay active and that they don't want to be labeled as a couch potato.
3. Have fun learning what healthy foods are and how they feel when they take care of their bodies.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be actively involved doing various locomotor skills.
2. Students will learn how to run around safely with other students.
3. Students will understand the differences between healthy foods and unhealthy foods.
5. Materials and Aids-
Laminated pictures of healthy and unhealthy foods, taggers made of water noodles, and a mat or tarp for couch. Frig to can be made with students standing in a square with arms out.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Discuss with students "what is a couch potato? Do you think a couch potato is healthy? (No, they are lazy, don't exercise, eat junk food like candy bars and potato chips, etc.)
2. Introduce concept of being healthy and how we don't want to be a couch potato.
3. Ask "How can we keep from being a couch potato?" Exercise, eat healthy foods, keep moving and playing.

B. Development-

1. Explain that there will be 4-5 people "it." They are the remote controls that freeze others into a couch potato. They will have a tagger that represents the remote control.
2. You do not want to become a couch potato, so you need to move around safely in the designated area, watching out for other people.
3. There will be an area using cones or a mat as the couch where the couch potatoes go, and another area where the refrigerator is, in which pretend fruits and vegetables have been placed. (Show them the pictures of the laminated foods.) Frig can be 3-4 KS students standing in a square, holding onto the foods.
4. Show them the area in which they should stay in.

C. Practice-

1. Have KS students demonstrate.
2. If a student gets tagged, they have to go to the couch area and lounge around until one of their peers brings them a healthy food.
3. To enter back into the game, the person who gets the food must say, "Get off that couch!" The couch potato must prove that they are not a couch potato by performing 5 push-ups, or sit-ups.
4. The helper then gives them the food.
5. They must then return the food to the frig the enter back into the game.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will then begin their own game.
2. Tell them if you want them to run, gallop, or skip during the activity.
3. Watch for understanding.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. If a student is injured and can only minimally participate, have all the students do what they are able to do. Say someone can only walk for whatever reason... do one part only walking.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. While they are playing, give them feedback and guidance.
2. Ask the students if they can give you some more examples of healthy foods, or unhealthy foods.

G. Closure-

1. Recap what a couch potato is. (Ask them.)
2. Tell them you saw some really active children.
3. Ask them how they felt when they were running. What happened to their heart?
4. Encourage them to be active people their entire life and to encourage those who may become couch potatoes.
5. Tell them they did a good job and give High Fives all around.

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