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Keeping Myself Healthy - inside and out!

Things I’m learning about…

My physical needs and emotional needs.


Things I can think about…

  • What do we need to keep healthy?
  • What changes happen inside our body when we exercise?
  • Why do you think we need to drink water?
  • What do we mean by a ‘balanced’ diet?
  • Why is sleep important to our body?
  • Is there anything else that we need to make us feel happy and healthy?

There are lots of different things that help us to keep our body and minds healthy.

We need to take care of our mental health needs as well as our physical needs.


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Things I can to do…

Doing these 5 things every day - or most days - will help us to be healthy - inside and out!

  1. Be Active - this means doing some exercise.
  2. Get Creative - this means making something.
  3. Be Mindful - this means focusing on the 'now' not thinking about the past or the future.
  4. Connect - this means being in touch with people, like friends and family.
  5. Give to others - this means doing acts of kindness to help others.

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Can you think of something you can do for each one? 

Here are some ideas to get you started…

  1. Be Active - star jumps, running on the spot, dancing.
  2. Get Creative - drawing, puzzles, write a diary, making something.
  3. Be Mindful -  colouring, drawing, watching the clouds, enjoying a book.
  4. Connect - talking to people, Skype, Facetime, playing a game together, writing a letter to someone.
  5. Give to others - help around the house, give someone a compliment, say kind things to family and friends.

Click on the picture below to download and print - or draw your own unique version! (You could use a plate to draw round.)

Then for each of the 5 sections, draw or write down your ideas  of how you could look after yourself. 

Remember we are all unique (that means different and special!) so you can choose.

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If you liked this, try this...

Make yourself a SCARF journal.

Get some pieces of paper and fold them to make a simple booklet.

Decorate the cover and give it the title My SCARF Journal.

You could decorate it in the SCARF colours - here they are!

Or maybe draw a scarf border!  Just let your imagination go for a walk!

SCARF: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship

SCARF values I thought about...

Do you remember talking about the SCARF values at school?

Which of these values did today's activity make you think about?

You can point to these, or if you're making a SCARF journal you can write them down and tick those you thought about. There's no right or wrong answer! It's up to you to decide!







For parents/carers

What is SCARF? Find out more about the children's charity, Coram Life Education and our SCARF health and wellbeing resources. used by over 2,000 schools and 30,000 teachers across the UK. 

Five Ways to Wellbeing   Find out more about how these simple actions can help physical and mental health with The New Economic Foundation's revised advice for staying well at this time of social distancing.


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