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Not Myself Today - Kindergarten to Grade 4

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Not Myself Today


Canadian Teachers Federation - Mental Health 

Lesson Plan

Level: Kindergarten to Grade 4

Duration:30 minutes or longer.

Discussion that arises through exercise can lengthen the time.


Theme Objectives:


  • Encourage students to pay attention to their own mental health and well-being.
  • Encourage students to have positive attitudes and behaviors toward those living with mental health issues or illnesses.



2 to 3 student volunteers (ensure diversity)

It’s important for the teacher not to appoint students to participate. Volunteering is critical to ensure that students do not feel targeted throughout the exercise


  • 3 similar-sized cloth grocery bags
  • 1 canned good brought in from every student; to be requested by the teacher the day before.
  • A few canned goods brought in from the teacher in case extra cans are required.
  • At the end of the exercise, all canned goods can be collected and donated to a local food bank.


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