Colds and Flu: Grades K-2

Two lessons identify three steps to prevent catching a common cold or the flu. The first lesson turns a familiar song into a friendly reminder to wash hands, cover your coughs, sneezes, and keep hands off your face. Lesson two challenges pupils to create a poster showcasing the three tips.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make a classroom poster for lesson two, hang it by the sink or area with tissues and hand sanitizer
  • Add in that the tips also prevent against Covid-19, make the additional tip of wearing a mask
  • Sing specific verses of the song to those that require a reminder
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons take 30 to 45 minutes to complete
  • The second lesson requires materials to create posters
Pros
  • The poster allows for flexibility in how it is completed
  • The song makes good hygiene entertaining  
Cons
  • None