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Heart Health: Teaching Kids About Physical and Emotional Health
February is American Heart Health Month and this simple foam heart band-aids craft can help you and your child talk about the importance of physical and emotional heart health.
Band-aids, Construction paper, Large Foam Heart
Glue a foam heart to construction paper, add band-aids at will
Talk about why some hearts need healing and what kinds of things you can do to be more "heart healthy"
*Age appropriate for 2 years and above
Don't forget that maintaining a healthy heart (or working towards that goal) involves making heart healthy choices about the food we eat, the activities we do everyday and even our minds and the words we use. Below are a few links to help you educate your kids about the importance of heart health.
Simple Heart Healthy Exercise Game For Kids from Make and Takes
Heart Healthy Recipes from The Mayo Clinic
12 Tips For Increasing Children's Physical Activity from NAEYC found via We Teach
Bring Physical Activities Indoors During Wintertime with ABC/123
Emotions and Preschoolers One of a series from Let's Explore
Help Teach Emotions with Family Paper Roll Dolls An activity from Teach Mama
7 Ways to Help Anxious Kids from Let's Explore
Feel What You Want, Control What You Do from PBS Kids