Here you will find some hygiene and pets worksheets for kids divided into three levels.
The objectives of the activities on worksheets are:
- Make children aware that pets can transmit diseases.
- Draw attention to the risks involved when touching, or receiving a wound from, an animal.
- Introduce basic hygiene practices with pets in the home.
Main messages for these worksheets:
- Never play with an animal you don’t know. It may be covered in germs, which could make you or your family ill.
- It is great to have a pet in the home, but don’t forget to bath it (unless it’s a fish…) and regularly clean feeding bowls, litter trays, toys and personal objects to prevent germs from spreading.
- When playing with an animal, even your own, always wash your hands afterwards!
- Some people are more sensitive to allergens carried by animals: the sick, the elderly, pregnant women and babies.
- Visit a pet shop, kennels, an animal sanctuary, etc.
- Look under the microscope at animal hairs or feathers and micro-organisms found on them.
- Review the most common zoonoses.
- Search some key words on the Internet, e.g. zoonosis, parasites, pets.
- Carry out a survey of the variety of pets. Invite a vet to the classroom to talk about hygiene and animals
- Make a study of the various animals that roam our towns such as birds, dogs, cats, rodents, members of the weasel family, etc.
- Build a terrarium, vivarium or cage. Keep some animals as pets.
Important note: All worksheets and activities’ overviews are taken from http://www.hygiene-educ.com .None found.