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Health Education - 1st

Lesson on Personal Hygiene

Title: Keeping Our Bodies Clean and Healthy

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the importance of personal hygiene
  • Understand the basic practices of personal hygiene
  • Can demonstrate proper personal hygiene habits


This lesson will be taught using a combination of interactive discussions, visual aids, and hands-on activities to engage the students.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Visual aids (e.g., posters, pictures)
  • Handwashing station (soap, water, towels)
  • Props (e.g., toothbrush, comb, tissue)


1. Begin the lesson by asking the students why it is important to keep our bodies clean. Encourage them to share their ideas and experiences.

2. Introduce the concept of personal hygiene and explain that it refers to the practices that help us keep our bodies clean and healthy.

3. Show visual aids such as posters or pictures depicting different personal hygiene practices, such as brushing teeth, washing hands, taking a bath, and combing hair. Discuss each practice and its importance.

4. Conduct a demonstration of proper handwashing. Set up a handwashing station and guide the students through the steps: wet hands, apply soap, rub hands together, rinse, and dry with a towel.

5. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with props like a toothbrush, comb, and tissue. Instruct them to demonstrate the correct way to use each item for personal hygiene.

6. After the group activity, gather the students together and recap the key points of the lesson. Emphasize the importance of practicing good personal hygiene habits every day.


1. Role-play: Divide the students into pairs and have them act out scenarios where they practice personal hygiene habits, such as brushing teeth or washing hands before meals.

2. Art project: Provide the students with art supplies and ask them to create a poster illustrating the importance of personal hygiene. Encourage them to use colors and images to make their posters visually appealing.


1. Observation: Observe the students' participation and engagement during the discussions and activities. Take note of their understanding and ability to demonstrate proper personal hygiene habits.

2. Group activity: Assess the students' performance during the group activity where they demonstrate the correct use of props for personal hygiene.

3. Art project: Evaluate the students' posters based on their creativity and ability to convey the importance of personal hygiene.

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Common Core State Standards for Health Education

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