Cross-Age Teaching about Healthy Heart Foods

Two students from 7th grade on the wellness team at St. Joseph Community School decided they wanted to teach a lesson about healthy heart foods in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with pre-schoolers and 1st/2nd graders. They came up with lesson and ideas all on their own and arranged scheduling a time to go into the classrooms. Unfortunately, late starts and snow days prevented us from doing this closer to Valentine’s Day.


Students were split up into 3 groups. While the 7th graders were teaching their lesson in small groups, I took I a few students in a group and did brain breaks and Simon Says. Students from the wellness team created brain break dice for teachers to use which we tested out during their lesson. The kindergartners loved Simon Says!

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