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Table 1 Lesson topics and corresponding PA for 8–10 year old curriculum

From: Evaluation of GoGirlGo!; A practitioner based program to improve physical activity

Week Topic* PA
1 Building confidence PA assessment – Girls perform a warm-up followed by a variety of activities (e.g., tuck jumps, push-ups, mountain climbers). Girls measure their heart rate before and after the activities.
2 Dealing with difficult feelings Green light/Red light – Girls play the traditional game and if they are caught moving, they must give an example of how someone could deal with being angry or upset.
3 Nutrition Healthy meal roundup – Girls are given a name tag with the name of a food on it. Girls run around the room until leader says stop and tells them to pair up with another type of food
4 Smoking/Substance abuse Freeze skate – Girls practice speed skating with their socks on
5 Body image Track and field activities – Girls practice long jump, triple jump, and high jump.
6 Self-care Charades – Girls run to different signs with types of self-care actions and act them out.
7 Teamwork/Cooperation Partner “races” – Girls participate in various forms of races with their partner (e.g., 3-legged race).
8 Playing fair Team race – Girls work together to move a ball from one end of the room to the other using various methods (e.g., carrying, throwing).
9 Diversity Huddle up – Girls jog around the room until the leader yells out an instruction to get into a group (e.g., groups of four) and a type of activity to perform. Girls then get in a group and perform that activity while answering a question within the group.
10 Bullying Tug-of-War – Girls play tug-of-war with different sides representing bullies and defenders.
11 Community service Graffiti Laps – Girls run around the room until the leader says to stop, then they write answers to questions about their community.
12 Strong body/Strong mind PA assessment – Girls perform a warm-up followed by a variety of activities (e.g., tuck jumps, push-ups, mountain climbers). Girls measure their heart rate before and after the activities.
  1. *Note each age group curricula is different and this represents the 8–10 year old curriculum.