Safe

Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Tilted Obliques
  • Target:  Core + Obliques
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Raise your arms straight out to the sides, forming a T-shape with your body
4. Turn your palms to face forward
5. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the right and then return back to center
6. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the left and then return back to center
7. Keep your back flat and straight as you tilt side to side (like you’re tracing something against a wall), opening the chest

Sequence

– 10 reps
– 5 second hold in the center

NOTE: Right/left = one rep

Modification

If you have back fatigue or improper posture:
– Tuck your tailbone down slightly to better engage your core

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 Safe mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you remember feeling safe.

Present

What makes a place feel safe to you? What makes a place feel unsafe to you?

Future

How can you help others feel safe when they are around you?

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, whom do you feel safe around, and why?

Learning Environment

What is one rule you would like your class to follow to ensure that your classroom is safe?

Community

How does your neighborhood keep people safe?

Academic Connection

ELA

Draw a picture of a place (either real or imaginary) where you feel safe. Write a sentence describing your picture.

Social Studies

Describe a historical figure who helped keep others safe during an unsafe time.

STEM

Why is it important to be safe when working in a science lab?

Fun Fact

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they can stay safe by not drifting apart.