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How Active Are You?

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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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How Active Are You?

In this activity, learners explore what is and is not active play and how it contributes to a healthy body and mind. Making active play a routine part of every day is a key concept of the experience. Learners read about active play, make a list of active play choices, and then graph their preferences. This activity is followed by various physical activities learners can do (i.e. dancing to a song and then feeling the difference in their heartbeat). This activity is featured on pp. 18-19 of the "Health House: Food, Fitness, & Fun 24/7!" unit of study for K-2 learners.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Literature
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis,

Funding Source:

  • Health Care Excel


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