Personal Hygiene Worksheets For Kids – Level 1

Here are level 1 worksheets and activites overview. You can find all worksheets at the end of the related topics.


The objective of this activity is to enable children to identify areas where germs multiply.

Material : Sheet 1, small red labels.

Time: 20 minutes individually and 15 minutes everyone together.

Give the sheet to each children and ask them questions about it, relating the pictures to their own experiences

  • What is it about?
  • What are the children’s names?
  • What have they been doing?
  • Are they clean? Are they dirty?
  • When you play outside, what do Mum and Dad ask you to do?

– Do the exercise.
– You can personalize the exercise by asking the children to colour the people.
– Put up some differing results and talk about them together.
– Go over the different areas again, drawing attention to those which are not obvious.
– Draw attention to hands, mouth and nose.

2. BE CLEAN – IT’S UP TO YOU ! (Sheet 1)

The objective of this activity is to develop the previous activity and to find out hygiene routines appropriate to different areas of the body.

Material: Sheet 1 and a board or large sheet of paper.

Time: 60 minutes.

The exercise is done individually and continued all together.

– Do the exercise.
– Finish by establishing that we always need water to wash.
– Do this by:

  • Pointing out all the times we wash during the day.
  • Emphasizing bath or shower time and cleaning teeth. Specify how and with what we wash (role played by flannel, bath towel, toothbrush, etc.).
  • Having the children draw washing situations on the board, and so building a complete overview.
  • Defining the time(s) of day when we wash which parts of the body.
  • Pointing out that our hands are often dirty because we touch so many things.
  • Finding out how the whole body can become dirty: perspiration, dust, etc. Establish that water is necessary for washing.
  • Getting the children to say what they dislike about washing, e.g. soap in their eyes, and what they like most, e.g. playing about with water!



The objective is to ensure the child understands how necessary it is to put your hand in front of your mouth when you cough or sneeze and also understand that it is absolutely essential to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Material: Water in spray.

Time: 45 minutes.

Compare spray with a sneeze:

What happens when we sneeze?

  • – Examine the suspended particles of a spray. Use sufficient light.
  • – Spray a pupil and get their reaction when comparing the spray to a sneeze. Is that still so funny?
  • – Dampen the pupils’ hands and get them to place their hands on various surfaces. Then draw the comparison between the marks they left and germs.


  • Necessity of putting your hand in front of your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Need to keep your nose clean to avoid contaminating anyone else (emphasize importance of using disposable handkerchiefs).
  • Necessity of washing hands well, explaining the different steps to follow.


Know how to wash our hands properly.

Material: School washroom, soap or liquid soap, clean towel.

Time: half an hour.

This activity should be fun: hand washing is often a game, children love water, and pumping out liquid soap is particularly popular.

  • – At the washbasin, look at your hands. Say where the dirty parts are: on the back, on palms, ends of fingers (nails), between fingers (identify by name).
  • – Wet hands. Say what it feels like.
  • – Take some soap. How does it smell? Describe how it feels: a smooth and slippery bar, or a liquid.
  • – Play at making bubbles by blowing through soapy fingers.
  • – Rinse and dry. Describe the feel of the towel: soft, nice smell, does it dry well, etc.
  • – Smell the smell of clean hands.

Further Options

  • – In class, draw what you have done, to show parents. Older ones should write “I am washing”.
  • – Using drawings already prepared by the teacher, children should put them in logical order: dirty hands, wet hands, clean and dry hands.

Sheet 1










The objective is to teach the child to realize the importance of brushing to keep teeth healthy.

Material: Sheet 1,each pupil’s toothbrush, toothpaste in assorted flavours and colours, plastic cups.

Time: half an hour.

Do the exercise.
Using the printed sheet, take the class to the school washroom to brush their teeth.
Proceed as for hand washing, going through each stage in detail

  • Wet the toothbrush.
  • Look at the toothpaste.
  • Smell the toothpaste. How does it smell? Does it smell nice?
  • Taste the toothpaste. How does it taste? Nice or nasty? What’s the toothpaste like at home?
  • Hold the toothbrush at an angle.
  • Brushing the top teeth.
  • Brushing the bottom teeth.
  • Brushing the front teeth.
  • Rinse out the mouth.
  • Dry the mouth.
  • Look at your clean teeth, and show them to others. Let others smell your mouth.

– Go over again the points set out in the sheet.

  • Using a circular movement, brush from the gums towards the teeth.
  • Go round all the teeth, not forgetting the tips and behind.
  • Hold the toothbrush at an angle.
  • Brush top and bottom teeth separately.

– Children will understand the importance of brushing when they realize that long, stiff bristles can get between teeth and remove food debris.

Sheet 2









The objective is to realize that germs multiply on clothes and to review conditions in which germs multiply i.e dust, warmth, perspiration and other body secretions, etc.

Material: Sheet 3, Three airtight plastic bags, damp and dirty white T-shirt, dirty and dusty T-shirt, clean and dry white T-shirt (control), adhesive tape and a napkin or towel could be used instead of a T-shirt.

Time: 1 session of 30 minutes + 10 minutes observation over four weeks.

– Do the experiment using 3 plastic bags:

  • Bag 1: a pupil inserts the damp white T-shirt.
  • Bag 2: a pupil inserts the dirty and dusty T-shirt.
  • Bag 3: a pupil inserts the clean and dry white T-shirt.

– Identify and close the bags with adhesive tape.
– Leave the bags out on view in the classroom, in a warm place, but out of direct sunlight.
– Observe the 3 bags every day without opening them, analyse progress and fill in the pupil’s sheet.
– Encourage suggestions on the degree of staining in the bags – what do they relate to?
– In week 4, the teacher should remove the clothes from the bags. Observe:

  • The stains have different shapes, some smaller, some larger, etc.
  • The clothes smell.

– All together draw a conclusion, using as evidence connection between germs and the marks on the clothes: the more there are, the more germs on the clothes.
– Explain the importance of washing clothes and of changing clothes often, to avoid proliferation of germs.
– Mention specifically that underclothes, which are in contact with body secretions and away from fresh air, should be changed every day.
– Finally, throw away all material used in the experiment and wash hands thoroughly.

-No (Temperature variations / Seasons / Dirty clothing).


Sheet 3







7. LICE(Sheet 4)

The objective is to be aware of the risks of contamination and how it happens and learning the way to combat lice.

Material: Sheet 4.

Time: half an hour.

– Get children’s reactions to lice.
– Question the children on how lice contaminate and how we can combat them.
– Draw a collective conclusion from work done on the pupil’s sheet.

– F / T / T.
– Hat / Bed / Boy’s head / Coat / Scarf / Girl’s head.
– 4 / 1 / 3 / 2.
– Yes / No / Yes / No / Yes.


Sheet 4









The objective is to de-dramatize wounds by finding out how you can easily prevent infection.

Material: Sheet 5, large sheet of paper with the drawing of a man.

Time: 20 minutes and throughout the year.

– Do the exercises on sheet no. 5.
– In the classroom, put up the drawing of the man.
– With the children, find a title (e.g. Mr Hurty).
– Each time a children has an accident, he marks it on the man.

This de-dramatizes the incident and improves knowledge of the body.


The objective is to reinforce personal hygiene knowledge and to make other pupils at the school and parents aware the importance of personal hygiene.

Material: Poster paper in different colours, large sheets of drawing paper, felt tips, paint, etc.,magazines to cut out, etc.

Time: Variable.
– Suggest that the children put on a personal hygiene exhibition.
– List the various exhibition components (posters, captions, drawings, photos, etc.)
– Share out the tasks.
– The exhibition should demonstrate the need for good personal hygiene and the actions required to ensure it.

Sheet 5









The objective is to reinforce personal hygiene knowledge.

Time: half an hour for each game.

Material: Sheet 6

The games can be done individually, in small groups or collectively.

  • Game n° 1: Crossword

Bath – Brush – Soap – Toothpaste – Foot.

  • Game n° 2: What a mix-up!

– The little Buurki was very sad.
– His teeth were all decayed.
– The little Buurki would have loved to be a Netoon.

  • Game n° 3: What is the Netoon saying?

By having a good wash, I’ve changed my life.

  • Game n° 4: Crossword

1. Mouth / 2. Ears / 3. Nails / 4. Nose / 5. Hair / 6. Body / 7. Wound / 8. Hands / 9. Teeth / 10. Clothes
Result: Good health!

Sheet 6





The objective is to recognize fundamental principles of personal hygiene from understanding the text.

Material: Sheet 7

Time: 45 minutes.

Sad / Athlete’s foot / Peach / King Prosper / from the Good Fairy’s grotto / Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and fragrance / A lovely little Netoon.


Sheet 7








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