Students will "identify the major behaviors that contribute to wellness, including exercise, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation." —Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework
- Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
- Chart paper
Set Up and Prepare
While this may seem like a fairly easy activity, it is also an important one. Children who are better rested are better able to handle the stresses they encounter throughout their day.
Lead students in a discussion about how the sloth felt while he was restful. Use the chart paper to make a list of ways in which students benefit from resting.
Play some quiet classical music and have students close their eyes as they listen.