Ask children if they have ever had chicken pox or another disease. Can they describe what it felt like? What were some of the things their families did for them while they were sick?
Remind children that someone who is sick needs care. What advice would students give to a classmate who doesn't feel well?
- Tell the teacher
- See the school nurse
- Lie down
- Call parents
Children might also make a list of good rules to follow when they are sick.
- Take your medicine
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink water
My Good Health Chart
Have children make a health habit chart. Across the top, they can write the days of the week. Down the left side, they can write reminders such as: Got lots of sleep; Brushed my teeth; Took a bath. Children can check off the activities they do each day.