And what better time to introduce you to one of our ‘Lesson Plans‘? This can be used or adapted for children to learn the importance of handwashing and its link to Diarrhoea. By the end of this activity the children should be able to:
Note that Children for Health lesson plans are not designed to be ‘one off’ lessons. There should always be a series of lesson plans on one topic or message to give the children a chance to go home, share and discuss the topic with friends and family; then come back to the class/club, discuss what their friends and family were saying about the message and then go back again. We find that three (or more!) lessons or sessions works best for each topic.
Scissors, cardboard, pen that writes clearly on cardboard
Make five or more circles out of cardboard with holes in the middle as shown in the picture. Make a cut across one side so the circle can be linked with another. If no cardboard is available, children can hold hands each time a link in the chain is made (See Adapting the Game below).
In a circle the children say in turn what they learned and enjoyed about this session.
Repeat the message together. Then ask those that know the message to share it with classmates, friends and family when they get home.
If cardboard is unavailable, play this game using a chain of children instead.
The game can be used for many other topics too, for example:
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