Patience

The capacity to accept delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Hamstring Stretch
  • Target:  Hamstrings
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Lift your right leg up and place your right foot onto a chair, balancing on your left foot
3. Keep your left foot parallel (toes precisely in line with your heel) and pressed firmly into the floor
4. Flex your right foot and straighten your right leg
5. With a flat back, lean your upper body forward, reaching your chest toward your toes (keep the chest open)
6. Keep your hips square, turning your left hip in
7. Keep your head in line with your spine and eyes focused forward
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

– 30 second hold (right side)
– 30 second hold (left side)

Modification

If you have a limited range of motion or tight hamstrings;
– Put a slight bend in the knee of your working leg
– Keep your back completely flat as you lean forward (it doesn’t matter how low you go, as long as you feel the stretch in your hamstring!)

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 Patience mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Reflect on a time in the last week when you showed patience. How did it feel?

Present

Do you consider yourself to be a patient person? Why or why not?

Future

When might you need to show patience in the future?

Real-World Connection

Family

Who is the most patient person in your family, and how do they show patience?

Learning Environment

When do you have to be patient in your learning environment?

Community

In your community, who shows a lot of patience? How do they show it?

Academic Connection

ELA

Practice patience by writing a sentence with your non-dominant hand.

Social Studies

Reflect on a historical event that probably required patience from people. Why do you think they were patient?

STEM

How do animals practice patience in their natural habitat?

Fun Fact

Some journeys require a lot of patience. Even in an airplane, a trip to Pluto would take about 800 years.