Your Kidneys and Youth

Activities & Videos

Healthy habits start early. Let's learn things right now that will change your health in the future – like what the kidneys are and how to keep them healthy!

Video Lessons

Grades 5-8: How do the kidneys work? What happens when they are sick? How do you keep them healthy? These videos are 7-15 minutes long and have interactive questions and activities for you to do at home!

Lesson One: Learn About Kidneys

The kidneys have many "secret" powers that most people don't know about. Watch this video to learn all the ways the kidneys are keeping the rest of your body healthy.

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Lesson Two: Healthy Eating

Watch this video to learn about salt and sodium and how they can impact your kidneys. And get some ideas for healthier foods to eat instead of salty snacks.

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Lesson Three: Choose Water

In this lesson you'll learn about how sugar sneaks into beverages, even some of the ones we think are healthy. We'll discuss why water is a healthier beverage choice and other important benefits water provides to all living things.

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Lesson Four: Get Moving!

What is physical activity, how much do kids need, and why is it important for your kidneys? Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions and more. And get ideas for how to add more physical activity to your day.

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Lesson Five: Kidney Disease

In our final lesson we discuss what can damage kidneys and what can happen when someone has kidney disease. Learn about treatments for kidney disease, why organ donation is important, and find out which celebrities have had kidney transplants. 

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Coloring Books

Embrace your inner artist with these fun coloring pages, and learn a bit about your kidneys too. We've got options for artists of all ages! 

Activities & Worksheets

Need to pass some time? We've got a variety of fun activities you can do at home. Bonus, these activities teach important lessons about staying healthy!

Helpful Links & Resources

Looking for more activities and information? Here are some other organizations that offer fun activities to keep you healthy!

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Choose My Plate Kids' Place Website

Fun and engaging activities for kids focused on healthy eating and the My Plate guidelines.
 
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GoNoodle Website

The site provides movement and mindfulness videos for kids. Created for teachers and families.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Website

This is a health and wellness program that aims to encourage youth to eat healthy and get physical activity. They offer a variety of fun activities for both schools and families to get moving.

Feedback & Further Information

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Teacher Mailing List

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