Diarrhoea causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea kills millions of children worldwide.
Older children can learn and share knowledge about the causes of diarrhoea, the dangers of dehydration and to raise awareness about the need for rehydration, washing hands and other important hygiene practices.
Use the message tabs on the left to read our Top Ten Messages on Diarrhoea for children to learn and share. Scroll down to see ideas on what children can do to understand, find out more, take action and reflect on this topic.
Download our 100 Messages PDF to have a copy of all our messages for printing and sharing. View our Diarrhoea messages in Many More Languages and download some FREE Resources associated with this topic.
MAKE our own Diarrhoea Messages using our own words in our own language!
LEARN these messages so we never forget them!
ADD these messages to our collection!
SHARE these messages with other children and our families!
MAKE a simple fly trap to keep flies that carry germs away from our food.
MAKE a poster to show others these danger signs so they can get help when they need to.
CREATE a short play about when we need to call the health worker to help.
MAKE a snakes and ladders game to help us learn how to stop diarrhoea.
MAKE First Aid Kits for home and school that has ORS.
When teaching children these messages, it can be be hard to hold their interest in the topic and keep energy up. For ideas on keeping children engaged and excited, look at Closing Games & Activities.
ROLE PLAY two mothers talking about how to help their babies with diarrhoea get better.
PLAY the labelling game to test our knowledge of all the signs of dehydration in a baby.
LOOK at how plants need water to grow – find out what happens when plants don’t have water.
HELP prevent diarrhoea by keeping ourselves and the places we live clean.
PLAY the handshaking game to find out how quickly germs can spread.
HOW long were our parents breastfed?
HOW to treat diarrhoea at home with ORS and zinc?
WHAT are the danger signs that mean we need to get help from a health worker?
WHAT drinks are safe when we have diarrhoea?
HOW we can make water safe to drink by using sunlight?
WHICH drinks are safe when we don’t have any ORS?
WHAT are dysentery and cholera and how do they spread?