Happy

Feeling or showing pleasure and enjoyment

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades PK-1
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Cardio
  • Excercise:  Jump Squats
  • Target:  Total Body + Cardio Burst
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Separate your feet wider than your hips and drop into a squat
3. Extend your arms between your legs toward the floor, and bring your palms together (make sure your shoulders are back and down)
4. Keep your hips low as you jump your feet and thighs together and bring your hands apart (now your arms are wider than your hips)
5. Keep your hips low as you jump back into the original starting position (legs apart, arms between your legs)
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5

Sequence

– 10 reps
– Hold/realign posture
– 10 reps
– 5 second hold (legs together, hands apart)

NOTE: Legs together/apart = one rep

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Move up and down in a low squat (skip the jumping)

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Happy mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

What makes you feel happy?

Real-World Connection

What do you picture when you feel happy?

Academic Connection

Write a word or draw a picture that comes to mind when you think of the word Happy.

Fun Fact

HAPPINESS is a strong emotion that fights off stress.

Did you know that smiling uses 53 muscles in your body?