Build

Establish and develop something over a period of time

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Pliés
  • Target:  Thighs + Glutes
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out into a wide second position (feet much wider than your hips)
3. Turn your feet out to a 45-degree angle
4. Bend your knees as you drop your hips down into a deep plié, aligning your knees with your ankles
5. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders back and down, as if your back were against a wall
6. Bring your arms out to the sides, making a T-shape
7. Lower your hips down and up (keep your knees in line with your toes!)

Sequence

– 10 single count (legs only)
– 10 single count (arms only)
– 10 single count (arms and legs together)
– 10 second hold (heels up)

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Take a narrower stance and/or turn your feet in (less than a 45-degree angle)
– Decrease the bend in your knees and be sure to double check your form (knees in line with the toes)

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 Build mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something you have built using creative materials.

Present

How do you build a friendship with someone new?

Future

In your life, who is helping you build your future?

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, who is good at building or fixing things?

Learning Environment

Describe a new skill you built at school.

Community

Is there a well-known building in your community? What is special about this building?

Academic Connection

ELA

Build a sentence using only positive words about yourself.

Social Studies

Name a famous building that has been around for a very long time.

STEM

Why is math an important skill for builders?

Fun Fact

Octopuses build gardens by collecting stones and shiny things, and arranging them in the sand.