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Heart healthy lesson plans

Heart healthy lesson plans

Heart healthy lesson plans provide elementary teachers like you with a resource to use with your class, which promotes participation in physical activity. Each plan is tailored for a specific grade, from kindergarten to grade eight, with suitable lessons and activities for kids of all ages.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction, five lessons, and an extra song all in BLM format.

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Jumping into the curriculum 

A K-3 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

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Grade one

Grade one lesson package

The unit consists of five lessons and a musical review in BLM format. One page per lesson which can be put together in a booklet. 

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Jumping into the curriculum 

A K-3 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

Download PDF 

Grade two

Grade two lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction and five lessons in BLM format. Students progress through each lesson with minimal teacher guidance. A class discussion following each lesson wraps up any student questions. 

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Jumping into the curriculum

A K-3 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

Download PDF

Grade three

Grade three lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction and five lessons in BLM format. Students progress through each lesson with minimal teacher guidance. A class discussion following each lesson wraps up any student questions.

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Jumping into the Curriculum 

A K-3 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

Download PDF

Grade four

Grade four lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction and five lessons in BLM format. Students progress through each lesson with minimal teacher guidance. A class discussion following each lesson wraps up any student questions.

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Power Skills is a Grade 4-8 resource that promotes participation in physical activity while meeting curriculum expectations. It helps students to develop and build confidence in their skills.

Adventure outdoors

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Athletic theatre 

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Cooperative teamwork challenges

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Great games - 4 square 4 

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Great games - soccer wallyball

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Healthy schools healthy communities 

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Heart health for life 

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Jumping into the Curriculum

A Grade 4-6 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

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Grade five

Grade five lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction and five lessons in BLM format. Students progress through each lesson with minimal teacher guidance. 

A class discussion following each lesson wraps up any student questions.

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Power Skills

A Grade 4-8 resource that promotes participation in physical activity while meeting curriculum expectations. It helps students to develop and build confidence in their skills.

Adventure outdoors 

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Athletic theatre

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Cooperative teamwork challenges

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Great games - Baseball-Wallyball 

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Great games - Crazy Baseball

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Healthy heart for life

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Healthy schools healthy community 

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Jumping into the Curriculum

A Grade 4-6 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

Download PDF 

Heart smart kids 

An intermediate grades resource to teach students that it isn’t a chore to be healthy – it’s fun and it’s easy. Four teaching modules focus on healthy eating, active living, being smoke-free and making healthy choices in a real-life situation. 

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Grade six

Grade six lesson package

The unit consists of an introduction and five lessons in BLM format. Students progress through each lesson with minimal teacher guidance. 

A class discussion following each lesson wraps up any student questions.

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Power Skills is a Grade 4-8 resource that promotes participation in physical activity while meeting curriculum expectations. It helps students to develop and build confidence in their skills.

Adventure outdoors 

Download PDF 

Athletic theatre 

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Cooperative teamwork challenges

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Great games - Corner baseball 

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Great games - Keep away

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Great games - Spud 

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Heart health for life 

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Jumping into the Curriculum

A Grade 4-6 cross-curricular resource that provides elementary teachers with fun-filled jump rope activities to help teach language, math, science, arts and social studies concepts while nurturing students‘ Multiple Intelligences.

Download PDF 

Heart smart kids 

An intermediate grades resource to teach students that it isn’t a chore to be healthy – it’s fun and it’s easy. Four teaching modules focus on healthy eating, active living, being smoke-free and making healthy choices in a real-life situation. 

Visit HeartSmart Kids

Grade seven

Grade seven lesson package

The unit consists of four BLM lessons which begin with a story-like scenario. The story is followed by a student-centred activity with a well-defined objective.

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Power Skills is a Grade 4-8 resource that promotes participation in physical activity while meeting curriculum expectations. It helps students to develop and build confidence in their skills.

Adventure outdoors 

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Athletic theatre 

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Cooperative teamwork challenges

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Great games - End zone 

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Great games - Pickle 

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Great games - Terrific tennis

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Heart health for life 

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Heart smart kids 

An intermediate grades resource to teach students that it isn’t a chore to be healthy – it’s fun and it’s easy. Four teaching modules focus on healthy eating, active living, being smoke-free and making healthy choices in a real-life situation.

Visit HeartSmart Kids

Grade eight

Grade eight lesson package

The unit consists of four BLM lessons which begin with a story-like scenario. Each story is followed by a student-centred activity with a well-defined objective.

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Power Skills is a Grade 4-8 resource that promotes participation in physical activity while meeting curriculum expectations. It helps students to develop and build confidence in their skills.

Adventure outdoors 

Download PDF 

Athletic theatre

Download PDF 

Cooperative teamwork challenges

Download PDF 

Great games - Hoop dreams

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Great games - Target games 

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Heart health for life 

Download PDF 

Heart smart kids

An intermediate grades resource to teach students that it isn’t a chore to be healthy – it’s fun and it’s easy. Four teaching modules focus on healthy eating, active living, being smoke-free and making healthy choices in a real-life situation.

Visit HeartSmart Kids

More activities for teachers 

Basketball skills posters:

These 5 full-colour posters provide a great way for students to learn basketball skills through fun cooperative group activities. Teachers can use the posters in gym classes and as event stations at a Hoops for Heart Event.

The posters are available in downloadable format below:

Skills poster - keep away (Bounce pass, receiving and intercepting)

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Skills poster - hot shots (Jumpshot and blocking)

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Skills poster - three point shot 

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Skills poster - obstacle course (Controlled dribble)

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Skills poster - hoops ball relay (Chest pass and pivot)

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Fuel for fun:
Children’s cookbook 

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