I am growing!
In understanding that living things grow, it is fun for children to observe how they themselves have grown and changed. Children are usually very enthusiastic about talking about all the things they can do!
Sorting healthy statements
We are constantly being told what is healthy and what is unhealthy. In this activity you need to use your reasoning skills to read the statement cards and sort out which ones you think are true and which are false.
Healthy living pledges
Create a healthy living questionnaire for your friends and family. Think of questions about sleep, food, drink, exercise and then do a survey of everyone’s habits. At the end of the week as a family decide what everybody’s new healthy goals are going to be. What could you do more of? What will happen if you make some changes to your life? Why?
All about teeth
Human adults have up to 32 permanent teeth, which start to emerge when we are about 6 years old. Most people have all their adult teeth (apart from wisdom teeth) in place by the age of 12. Can you label this diagram of the different kinds of teeth?
Design a healthy living poster
An activity to help your child identify ways to lead a healthy life.
Planning a healthy diet
A simple but effective worksheet that will introduce your child to the idea of a balanced diet.
Design a healthy menu
A worksheet to prompt children to think about how to incorporate healthy food types into their daily diet.
A balanced shopping list
On this worksheet, children need to sort different foods into their groups.
Find facts about teeth
A worksheet listing questions for children to research about teeth.
Planning healthy meals
Encourage your child to plan three healthy meals and then to do the opposite and plan three unhealthy meals.
Talking about choices
A fun worksheet where your child can talk and write about their preferences for unusual situations.
Talking about dilemmas
This worksheet gives various school scenarios which children are encouraged to consider. They then need to think about the course of action they would choose.
Brainstorming how my actions affect others
This worksheet helps children to develop some understanding of how their choice of behaviour can affect others. It gives them the opportunity to think about the best way to deal with a situation.