Free Kindergarten Health Lesson Plan (Health)

Topic: Being Healthy

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand the importance of being healthy and will have increased awareness of their own habits and actions that impact their health.


  • Pictures of different healthy foods (such as fruits and vegetables), unhealthy foods (such as candy and cookies), and exercises (such as yoga and running)
  • Handouts with tips for healthy eating and exercising


  • Have the students stretch their bodies by doing some easy yoga poses for a few minutes.
  • Then, have them do some simple exercise movements, such as jumping jacks or push-ups.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the topic of being healthy and explain that it is important because it helps us to feel good and stay strong.
  • Show pictures of healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and talk about the importance of eating these foods to stay healthy.
  • Talk about the importance of getting enough sleep and physical activity every day to stay healthy.

Guided Practice

  • Show students a series of pictures of different types of healthy foods and ask them to identify which foods they think are healthy and why.
  • Have students work in small groups to brainstorm a list of the healthy behaviors they should be practicing every day, such as eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and being physically active.

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a poster or presentation to teach their classmates about the importance of being healthy. They can include information on the healthy behaviors they brainstormed in their group activity and ways that everyone can be healthy in their daily lives.


  • Have students share their posters or presentations with the class.
  • Review the importance of being healthy and the healthy behaviors listed in the lesson.


  • Observe students during the class activity and in-class presentations to assess their understanding of the importance of being healthy and their ability to perform healthy behaviors.
  • Collect and review the healthy snack recipe cards to assess students' understanding of healthy snack options.
  • Administer a quiz to assess students' understanding of the definition of health and the importance of being healthy.

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