Healthy Living

Welcome to Blue Bird Day’s Weekly Lesson Plans. This week we’re continuing the theme Healthy Living! Read below for more themed lesson plans and activities.

Table Time Activity: Healthy Food Sort


Healthy Food Snack Worksheet

Skill Check

This activity focuses on fine motor skills, tasting foods, and recalling information.

Growing My Skills

Gather writing utensils, scissors, and glue.

Follow the link to activity and print.

Assist the child with cutting out food items.

Review healthy and unhealthy foods.

Provide the child with one image at a time and identify if the food is a healthy or unhealthy snack.

Color pictures if desired.

Floortime Play Activity: Bath Time


Baby doll or plastic animals.




Skill Check

This activity focuses on bath time and hygiene! The goal with this activity is to promote healthy living by staying clean & water play.

Growing My Skills

To expand on skills, label the animals (if you decide to use animals) and bring in pretend play skill by pretending the baby or animals are taking a bath then going to bed.

Relaxation Time Activity: Belly Buddy Breathing Activity


Teddy Bear Belly Breathing Instructions.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to help you child engage and participate in deep breathing exercises to help them learn coping strategies/exercises.

Growing My Skills

Gather materials.

Ask your child about their senses (where is your nose, mouth, ears, hands/fingers, etc.)

Ask your child if they can smell anything (model sniffing with your nose).

Ask your child if they can hear anything (model touching/listening with your ear, etc.)

This activity can really help your child become in tune with their body!

Asking them questions like; how does your body feel? How do you feel? Is your body moving fast or slow?

Also making statements like feel your belly, close your eyes, listen for your breath, place your hand over your heart are all comments that can help your child feel and connect with taking deep breaths/slowing their body down!

Creative Time Activity: Calm Down Jars


Plastic bottles.

Warm water.



Food coloring.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to teach your child how to build/create their own calm down choices as coping strategies.

Growing My Skills

Gather materials.

Help your child choose which colors they would like for their calm down jar!

Help your child follow the step by step instructions (please see the link included above).

Help your child explore their calm down jar after it is complete!

Movement Time Activity: Yoga


Yoga Mat.

Skill Check

The goal of this week is to take all the skills blue birds have learned over the year and combine them into a full game: Ring Around the Rosie, tag, hide-and-seek, and catch!

Growing My Skills

Switch directions during Ring Around the Rosie.

Play Tag outdoors running over grass.

Try ‘Freeze Tag’ and tell your child to stand as still as a statue!

Blow up a balloon and see how many hits you can keep it in the air. Use your hands, feet, or even your head!

Practice hitting a thrown ball with a bat. If you don’t have a bat, try using a broom or empty wrapping paper tube!

Play baseball outside using mats or rugs for bases.