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Health Education - 1st

Healthy Habits: Taking Care of Our Bodies

Title: Healthy Habits: Taking Care of Our Bodies

Compliance Standard: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics

Subject: Health Education

Summary: This first-grade activity focuses on teaching students about healthy habits and how to take care of their bodies.

Topic: Health Education - Healthy Habits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the importance of maintaining good health
  • Understand the concept of healthy habits
  • Can identify and practice healthy habits


This activity will be conducted in a classroom setting and will involve a combination of group discussions, hands-on activities, and visual aids.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Poster board
  • Markers and crayons
  • Magazines or printed pictures of healthy foods and activities
  • Scissors and glue
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Books or online resources about healthy habits


1. Begin the lesson by discussing with the students the importance of maintaining good health and how it helps us feel strong and happy.

2. Show the students pictures of different healthy foods and ask them to identify them. Discuss the benefits of each food item and why it is important to include them in our diet.

3. Introduce the concept of healthy habits and explain that these are actions we can take to keep our bodies healthy. Examples of healthy habits include brushing our teeth, washing our hands, eating fruits and vegetables, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

4. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with a poster board, markers, and magazines or printed pictures of healthy foods and activities.

5. Instruct the students to create a collage on the poster board using the pictures and words that represent healthy habits. Encourage them to be creative and include as many different healthy habits as possible.

6. Once the collages are complete, have each group present their poster to the class. Ask them to explain the healthy habits they included and why they are important.

7. As a class, create a list of the healthy habits mentioned in the presentations on the whiteboard. Discuss each habit in detail and reinforce the importance of practicing them regularly.

8. Conclude the activity by reading a book or using online resources that reinforce the concept of healthy habits. Discuss any additional questions or thoughts the students may have.


To assess the students' understanding of healthy habits, observe their participation during the group discussions and hands-on activity. Additionally, ask them questions about the importance of specific healthy habits and their benefits. You can also evaluate their collages to see if they included a variety of healthy habits.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics

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