1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Jump your legs out and separate your feet wider than your hips, as you extend your arms and clap your hands above your head
3. Jump back into the original position with your feet together and your hands by your sides
– 20 jumping jacks
If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– 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 Energy mean to you in this moment?
Do you feel like you have more energy when you are alone (introverted) or surrounded by a lot of people (extroverted)? Reflect on a time you made a decision that aligned with your energy preference and describe how you felt. Reflect on a time you made a decision that did not align with your energy preference and describe how you felt.
Think critically about the word ENERGY. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
Describe an upcoming event in your life (i.e. party, sporting competition, holiday, performance) that you feel energized about. How are you planning to prepare for this event?
Describe someone in your family who has a lot of energy. What does it feel like to be around this person? What lesson have you learned from this person?
What are some ways that you release excess energy during the school day?
Identify the different energy sources within your community. Write a letter to your community leaders urging them to replace one energy source with a renewable energy source.
Create a slide presentation describing an activity in your life (i.e. hobby, sport, game) that energizes you.
Name an inventor who created a new energy source. What problem were they trying to solve? How has this energy source impacted your life?
Participate in a class “Shark Tank” competition. Take on the role of entrepreneur and invent a new type of renewable energy. Try to convince the "sharks" (classmates) why your renewable energy is the most sustainable.
Some forms of energy are cleaner than others. In California, only 1% of electricity comes from coal. In other states, as much as 90% of electricity is generated from coal.