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Exercise is Important!

exerciseEating right is part of a healthy lifestyle but exercise is important too. Newspapers can be used to promote physical fitness.

  • Lay a sheet of newspaper on the ground. See how many times students can hop over the paper without touching it.
  • Roll up a newspaper and tape it so that it becomes a long paper bat. Crumple up more newspaper and tape it to make a newspaper ball. Pair up students for a pitching and batting game.
  • Bring sports photos to life. Have students select an action photo from the newspaper and then act out what happened before the picture was taken and what happened after the picture was taken.
  • Have your students look through the newspaper and find examples of people using physical energy and other pictures of people using mental energy. Ask which is more tiring? Discuss if exercise helps people focus their mental energy.

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