Granite State Fit Kids

Goals

  • Learn anatomy and function of the heart and cardiovascular system
  • Identify why physical activity is important to cardiovascular health

Classroom Activities

  • Identify different kinds of “pumps”
  • Compare the rooms of a house to the those of a heart
  • Follow a red blood cell (RBC) around the body
  • Play a Velcro game of oxygen and carbon dioxide backpacks
  • “Operation Time” – removal of the heart

Homework

  • Complete daily physical activity calendars in classroom with teacher
  • Engage family members in the learning process

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Web Links

Americanheart.org
Fun worksheets for kids of all ages about heart healthy activities and eating.
 

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