Alive

Alert and active; animated

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Cardio
  • Excercise:  Knee Raises
  • Target:  Total Body + Cardio Burst
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

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

Sequence

– 10 reps (arms at sides)
– 10 reps (arms wide/T-shape)
– 10 reps (arms extend to ceiling)

NOTE: Right/left = one rep

Modification

If you’re not comfortable with high impact:
– March in place, swinging your arms

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 Alive mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

How are you different today than when you were a baby?

Present

What is your favorite thing to do in your life, and why?

Future

Describe one way you can keep your body healthy for the future.

Real-World Connection

Family

Have you ever had a pet at home that you had to take care of? What might a pet need to stay alive?

Learning Environment

What actions can you take in your classroom to keep yourself and your classmates healthy and safe?

Community

In your community, where can someone go to improve their health?

Academic Connection

ELA

What does ALIVE look like to you? Draw a picture that represents this word.

Social Studies

If you could be alive at any point in history, which period of time would you choose, and why?

STEM

What does a human body need to stay healthy?

Fun Fact

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.