I hope you all had a nice long (and well deserved!) Spring Break! The end of the year, and your energy, is winding down. Unfortunately, your students are headed in the opposite direction. They are getting spring fever!
Along with the season comes hay fever, allergies and those late spring colds. Adding a fun hygiene lesson before they are off for summer break will help them stay healthy until next school year!
Especially for allergies, this is a great time to remind students about using tissues for sneezes and washing hands after itching eyes. With all of the sneezing going around, it’s only a matter of time before your room is full of germs.
One of my favorite activities this time of year is the Tissue Poem!
Step 1: Recite and Have the Students Write the Poem
When I have to go kerchoo,
you know what I always do?
My Kleenex covers both mouth and nose,
then into my Kleenex the kerchoo goes!
Recite the poem as a class and talk about why it is important to catch the germs with their sneezes!
Step 2: Self Portrait With Tissue