Free 2nd Grade Eating Healthy And Exercising Lesson Plan (Health)

Topic: Eating healthy and exercising

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand the benefits of healthy eating and regular physical activity.


  • Pictures of healthy foods (such as fruits and vegetables) and unhealthy foods (such as candy and soda)
  • Handouts with information about healthy eating and regular physical activity


  • Ask students to stand up and stretch for a few minutes.
  • Ask students what they do to stay healthy and active.
  • Write their suggestions on the board.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that eating healthy and exercising are important for keeping our bodies healthy and strong.
  • Share the handouts with information on healthy eating and exercise.
  • Discuss the benefits of each healthy habit, and explain how they can help our bodies function properly.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in small groups to complete a worksheet on healthy eating and exercise.
  • Go over the answers as a class, and discuss any questions or concerns.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose one healthy food and one healthy activity to focus on for the week.
  • Encourage them to share their choices with the class and explain why they chose those specific items.


  • Review the importance of eating healthy and exercising for overall health and well-being.
  • Ask students to share any challenges or successes they experienced during the week and how they plan to continue
  • practicing these healthy behaviors.


  • Observe students during independent practice and provide feedback on their presentations.
  • Evaluate students' progress in eating healthy and exercising through observation and conversation during the
  • week.

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