Simple Exercises for Kids Health Habits Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 2

Lesson Plan Presentation

Subject: Health Habits

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: Week 2

Age: 4-5 years

Topic: Exercise

Sub-topic: Simple Exercises for Kids

Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Give a simple meaning of exercise.
  2. List some exercises they can practice, such as jogging on the spot, twisting, stretching arms and legs, jumping on the spot, running on the spot, and dancing.

Keywords: Exercise, Jogging, Twisting, Stretching, Jumping, Running, Dancing

Set Induction:
Begin by asking the pupils if they like to play and move their bodies. Discuss their favorite physical activities.

Entry Behaviour:
Pupils have basic knowledge of playing and moving their bodies.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Music for dancing
  • Open space for exercise
  • Pictures of children exercising

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Children are familiar with playing and running around. Connect these activities to the concept of exercise.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Listening skills
  • Gross motor skills (running, jumping)
  • Coordination skills

Reference Books:
Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten

Instructional Materials:

  • Music player
  • Exercise mats (if available)
  • Picture charts of exercises


  1. Simple Meaning of Exercise:
    • Exercise is moving our bodies to stay healthy and strong.
  2. Exercises Pupils Can Practice:
    • Jogging on the spot
    • Twisting
    • Stretching arms and legs
    • Jumping on the spot
    • Running on the spot
    • Dancing

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Exercise helps us stay _____.
    a) sleepy
    b) healthy
    c) tired
    d) hungry
  2. Running on the spot is a type of _____.
    a) sleeping
    b) sitting
    c) exercise
    d) eating
  3. We can stretch our _____.
    a) books
    b) toys
    c) arms
    d) chairs
  4. Twisting helps to move our _____.
    a) heads
    b) bodies
    c) desks
    d) food
  5. Jumping on the spot makes our legs _____.
    a) tired
    b) strong
    c) dirty
    d) weak
  6. Jogging on the spot is good for our _____.
    a) teeth
    b) hands
    c) health
    d) sleep
  7. We can dance to _____.
    a) music
    b) food
    c) water
    d) books
  8. Stretching helps our muscles _____.
    a) sleep
    b) grow
    c) shrink
    d) hurt
  9. We can exercise by _____.
    a) running on the spot
    b) sitting all day
    c) eating candy
    d) sleeping
  10. Exercise makes us feel _____.
    a) sad
    b) happy
    c) bored
    d) hungry

Class Activity Discussion :

  1. Q: What is exercise?
    A: Exercise is moving our bodies to stay healthy and strong.
  2. Q: Why is exercise important?
    A: It helps us stay healthy and strong.
  3. Q: Can we exercise by dancing?
    A: Yes, dancing is a fun exercise.
  4. Q: What can we do to stretch our bodies?
    A: We can stretch our arms and legs.
  5. Q: How does jumping on the spot help us?
    A: It makes our legs strong.
  6. Q: Is running on the spot good for us?
    A: Yes, it is good for our health.
  7. Q: Can we twist our bodies for exercise?
    A: Yes, twisting is a good exercise.
  8. Q: How often should we exercise?
    A: We should exercise every day.
  9. Q: Does exercise make us feel happy?
    A: Yes, exercise can make us feel happy.
  10. Q: Can we do exercises at home?
    A: Yes, we can exercise anywhere, even at home.


Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic which was “Daily Health Routines”.

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic by asking, “Who likes to move and play?” Discuss how moving is called exercise.

Step 3: The teacher allows the pupils to demonstrate simple exercises. Correct them when necessary.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Show examples of exercises like jogging on the spot, twisting, and stretching.
  • Play music and lead the pupils in dancing.
  • Encourage pupils to try each exercise.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in demonstrating exercises.
  • Share their favorite physical activities.
  • Follow the teacher in dancing and moving to music.


  • Observe pupils performing exercises.
  • Ask pupils to name and demonstrate different exercises.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is exercise?
  2. Name one exercise you can do.
  3. Why is exercise important?
  4. How can we stretch our bodies?
  5. What happens when we jump on the spot?
  6. Is dancing a type of exercise?
  7. How do we feel after exercising?
  8. Can we exercise at home?
  9. What is twisting good for?
  10. How often should we exercise?

The teacher goes around to check the pupils’ activities and corrects them where necessary.

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