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The Joy of Movement Informative Writing

Explain why moving your body and staying active is important, even if you’re not playing a team sport. What activities can you do on your own or with friends to help you stay active, and why are they beneficial? You can include activities you have done before and activities you would like to try in the future.

Warm-Up Discussion Questions

What are some of your favorite activities that involve moving your body?

How do you feel before and after you spend time playing outside?

Can you name some benefits of physical activity that you’ve learned about in school or from someone else?

What are some ways you can be active when you’re indoors?

How can playing and moving with friends be different from playing alone? Which do you prefer, and why?

What would it be like if you could invent a new game that gets everyone moving?

How can being active help you with your schoolwork or other tasks you have to do?

What is something active you can do to help someone else, like a family member or friend?

How can you encourage others to be more active and play more games that involve movement?

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