5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Lesson Enhancement Guide

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  • Includes activities for grades K-5. The guide was made with schools in mind, but may be used in a variety of settings such as after-school programs and summer camps.

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5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Mini Lesson Plan Ideas

  • Games related to health education. These activities can be adapted for all ages and settings.

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After using a 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® activity, please fill-out a tracking form.

An Evaluation Toolkit is now available from the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children. 

Many outside sources have free lesson plans available that support part or all of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message. These include the following:

Handouts (English and Spanish) to support the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message:
Skip the Screen
Swap out the Soda
Load up on Fruits
Let's get Moving

American Heart Association
Includes resources and curriculum for teachers that support a healthy lifestyle. There are activities on many topics for grades Pre-K to 8th. (Available in English and Spanish)

Bam! Body and MindTM
achers can use this website for handouts, activities, activity cards, and banners for their classrooms to encourage physical activity and nutrition.

Media-Smart Youth Curriculum: Eat, Think, Be Active
Lessons for after-school programs geared at kids ages 11-13 on how the media affects health, establishing healthy behaviors, and skills to make informed decisions about eating healthy and physical activity.

National Dairy Council Child Nutrition Tools & Resources
The National Dairy Council offers toolkits on topics including child nutrition and Fuel Up to Play 60.

Nutrition Expeditions
This curriculum endorsed by the National Dairy Council includes simple lessons and games for kids to learn about fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Additional educational tools can also be ordered including colorful food models and informative handouts.   

PE Central
Find physical activity lessons, quizzes and more. 

Playworks Playbook
Playworks Playbook provides a number of games and physical activities that teachers can implement into their classes.  There are even tips for 5 minutes games to squeeze in between lessons.

USDA Team Nutrition
The USDA's extensive nutrition curriculum and tools organized by the audience including parents, child care providers, teachers and food service professionals.

We Can! Energize Our Community
Lessons for adults and teens on energy in/ energy out, balancing consumption with physical activity, portion control, and tools for tracking active behaviors.

Many outside sources make recommendations that support part or all of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! message. These include the following:

Promotes 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day

Promotes 4 Servings of Water per Day

Promotes 3 Servings of Low-Fat Dairy per Day

Promotes 2 or Less Hours of Screen Time per Day

Promotes 1 or More Hours of Physical Activity per Day

This message was created by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago's Children (CLOCC). 5-4-3-2-1 Go! ® is a registered trademark and Copyright © 2004 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. All rights reserved. www.clocc.net. 

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