Curriculum

Content Areas

Topics and lessons vary depending on length of session and school requests.

TOPIC: WATER
Lessons: How water helps our body, Water vs. Soda/Sugary drinks
Original Songs: Potter the Otter says drink lots of water; Rethink your Drink; La Nutria Guagua dice Toma Agua; Me gusta el agua
Activities: Compare sugar content in soda, juices vs. Water, Potter and Nile puppet skits, Dances to water-themed songs, Scarves, Shakers, Maracas

TOPIC: NUTRITION
Lessons: Eating a rainbow, Fruits and Vegetables, Trying new foods, If you have a choice Fresh is always best: the importance of eating fresh food
Original Songs: Rainbow on my plate; Make Healthy Choices; Un arcoíris de colores en mi plato; Buenas decisiones
Activities: Compare fresh vs. non-fresh food, Potter and Nile puppet skits, Dances to nutrition-themed songs, Scarves, Shakers, Maracas

TOPIC: EXERCISE
Lessons: My body and heart need exercise, Yoga (Finding calm in our body)
Original Songs: My body and heart need exercise; Breathe; Mi mente y mi Corazon quieren ejercicio; Respira.
Activities: Yoga poses, Dances to exercise-themed songs, Potter and Nile puppet skits, Dancing with heart-shaped stuffed toys, Scarves, Shakers, Maracas,

TOPIC: PERSONAL HYGIENE
Lessons: Washing our hands/Germs, Covering mouth when coughing or sneezing, Teeth Brushing
Original Songs: I need to brush my teeth; Me cepillo los dientes; Wash your hands; Me lavo la manos
Activities: Dances to hygiene-themed songs, Potter and Nile puppet skits, Scarves, Shakers, Maracas

TOPIC: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Lessons: Healthy Relationships, Feelings, Self-Regulation Strategies
Original Songs: Be kind, Be safe, Be helpful; I have lots of feelings; Se amable, se cuidadoso y ayuda a los demas; Tengo muchos sentimientos.
Activities: Sharing dance, Dances to feeling-themed songs, Potter and Nile puppet skits, Scarves, Shakers, Maracas