|FOODS FOR HEALTHY HEARTS
|Display a selection of foods, food packages, or pictures of foods that promote healthy hearts.
|For instance, you might include pictures of chicken and fish, a varitiey of bright colored fruits and veggies, bottles of pure juices, and packages of whole grain cereals and breads.
|Talk with your children about how eating well and exercising make our hearts say “Thank You”!
|Extended Activity: Cut pictures of heart-healthy foods out of magazines and store ads. Let your children choose pictures and glue them onto paper plates to create “heart-healthy meals”.
HAPPY HEART EXERCISES
|Do a series of exercises with your children each day to keep their bodies and hearts happy and healthy.
|Examples: Jog in place, jumping jacks, arm lifts, leg kicks, etc.
TAKING CARE OF
Any time you introduce hearts to your child,
discuss his real heart. Talk about where the heart is
in the body and what it does. Ask your child to think
of ways to keep his heart healthy, such as eating healthy
foods and exercising. Then sing this song with your
HAVE A GREAT BIG HEART
Tune: ďIím A Little TeapotĒ
I have a great big heart
When my heart is healthy
You can see.
It pumps blood
All through me.
I have energy.
Iím so glad
I have a heart in me!