Everyday Hygiene Worksheets For Kids Level 1

 

1. I’M ILL (Sheet 1)

Objectives
– Get pupils to discuss past illnesses (childhood diseases, contagious diseases).
– Explain the reason for a temperature: an organism’s defence against attack from outside. Above 38ºC is a high temperature, and you should stay home.
– Show the relationship between germs and infectious disease.
– Talk about the people who look after children: parents, school nurses, doctors, etc.

Material: Sheet 1

Time: 30 minutes.

 

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Everyday Hygiene Worksheet 1-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. BUURKI HUNTING (Sheet 2)
The objective is to teach the child that:

– Germs are everywhere in daily life.
– You cannot see germs.
– Not all germs are bad.

Material: Sheet 2

Time: half an hour.

 

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Everyday Hygiene Worksheet 1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. BUURKI, ARE YOU THERE?
The objective is to teach the child that even in the classroom germs are everywhere, but not all of them make you ill.

Time: 15 minutes.
– Ask each pupil to touch an object or a place where he thinks there are no Buurkis,
– Explain that Buurkis are everywhere, even if you cannot see them,
– State the low proportion of Buurkis i.e. disease-causing germs.

4. PETRI DISH EXPERIMENT (Sheet 3)
The objective is to realize the presence of germs in my surroundings and particularly on my hands.

– Show the importance of washing hands thoroughly.
– Find out a good way to wash hands.

Material
– 4 petri dishes (or more).
– Adhesive tape

-Sheet 3

Time: 1 30-minute session + 10 minutes observation for 2 days.
– In 4 petri dishes, do the following experiment:

1st dish: a pupil puts an unwashed hand on the substrate

2nd dish: a pupil puts a hand washed in water only

3rd dish: a pupil puts a hand washed in soap and water

4th dish: control dish.

– Identify and close the dishes with adhesive tape.
– Leave the dishes at ambient temperature, but out of direct sunlight.
– Observe the 4 petri dishes every day, analyse progress and fill in the pupil’s sheet.
– Encourage suggestions on the degree of traces in the dishes – what do they relate to?
– Everyone draw a conclusion, using as evidence connection between germs and the traces left by dirty hands:
the more traces there are, the more germs on the hands.
– Conclude on the necessity of thorough hand washing and describe the procedure we should use.

 

 

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5. WARNING – WET PAINT!

The objective is to show how germs are transmitted: germs we receive and germs we pass on, to teach the importance of hand washing, to get rid of germs and not to pass them on.

Material: Container and paint (paint can be replaced by chalk).

Time: 15 minutes.
– Put some paint into a container. Call the paint Buurkis/germs.
– Ask one or several children to put a hand in the paint and then shake hands with another child, catch a balloon and pass it to another child, etc.
– Add paint by putting the hand back into the paint from time to time, to show how germs proliferate.
– Make the children understand that hand washing can get rid of the paint, i.e. germs.
– And so, germs are not passed on.

 

6. DIFFERENT TYPES OF HYGIENE

The objective is to  understand that hygiene is part of our daily routine.
– Identify different types of hygiene: personal hygiene, food hygiene, hygiene at home and hygiene with pets.

Material: Board or large sheet of paper.

Time: 60 minutes .
– Some days before, ask pupils to cut out objects or products relating to hygiene from catalogues at home: each child to cut out one object only. (If he wishes, the teacher can ask the children to bring in a product or object linked to hygiene.)
– On the day, put all the cut-outs (or objects and products) together.
– Everyone to say the purpose and usage of the different objects or products, and then share them out.
– Define four major classifications of hygiene and stick the images on the board in 4 columns. Each column can be labelled with the corresponding Netoon.

7. GOOD HYGIENE (Sheet 4)

The objective is to touch on rules of general daily hygiene and to work through understanding of the text.

Material: Sheet 4

Time: 45 minutes.
– Hand out the text and get the class to read it.
– Talk through the text, replying to questions orally and then in writing.
– Finish by clarifying the different ideas of hygiene discussed.

Correction
– The house is cleaned properly.
– Feel clean and healthy.
– Always.
– Food correctly stored and cooked; a daily food routine.
– Disinfecting gets rid of germs.

 

 

Everyday Hygiene Worksheet 1-4

Everyday Hygiene Worksheet 1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. WORDS FOR CLEAN AND DIRTY(Sheet 5)
The objective is to reinforce knowledge on hygiene.

Material: Sheet 5

Time: half an hour.
The exercise can be done individually, in small groups or collectively.

 

9. LET’S MAKE HYGIENE A DAILY THING! (Sheet 5)

The objective is to realize that there are different levels of hygiene and to introduce the next steps.

Material:Sheet 5

Time: half an hour.

– Hand out the sheet to groups of two.
– Do the exercise.
– Finish by clarifying the different levels of hygiene studied.

Correction
– The telephone.

 

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