1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel, hands on your hips
3. Bring your right knee up toward your chest
4. Lower it to the floor
5. Bring your left knee up toward your chest
6. Lower it to the floor
7. Repeat, increasing your speed and raising your knees up higher each time
– 10 reps (arms at sides)
– 10 reps (arms wide/T-shape)
– 10 reps (arms extend to ceiling)
NOTE: Right/left = one rep
If you’re not comfortable with high impact:
– March in place, swinging your arms
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!
How does your body feel after completing the workout?
How does your mind feel after completing the workout?
What does Alive mean to you in this moment?
How are you different today than when you were in middle school? Reflect on both the physical and emotional changes you have experienced.
Think critically about the word ALIVE. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
What are some actions you can take today that can impact your long-term health as you get older?
Describe an ancestor who has had an impact on your life.
What actions can you take in your classroom to keep yourself and your classmates healthy and safe?
Create a PSA that demonstrates strategies for keeping your body physically healthy.
How can text on a page bring an author's voice to life? How can writing something down bring your voice to life?
If you could be alive at any point in history, which period of time would you choose, and why?
Design a poster displaying the natural resources plants need to stay alive.
The largest living organism in the world is a fungus. It is located in Oregon, covering 2,200 acres and is still alive and growing.