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Aug 24 2017

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HEALTH COLLAGES (Art)
Give each of your children a piece of heavy paper. Set out materials such as cotton swabs, tongue depressors, adhesive bandages, cotton balls, and gauze pieces. Talk about each of the materials and how they are used. Then let your children choose materials and glue or tape them onto their papers any way they wish to create collages.

GET-WELL CARDS (Art/Social Studies)
Invite your children to make Get-Well Cards for children in a local hospital. Hand out pieces of white or light-colored construction paper. Demonstrate how to fold a paper in half to make a card. Help your children write get-well messages inside their cards, such as Get well soon, or Hope you are feeling better, and then sign their names. Then let them decorate their cards with crayons, markers or paints. Put the finished cards in a large envelope to take or mail to the hospital.


COTTON BALL COUNTING CARD GAME (Counting/Numerals)
Select ten large index cards. Number five of the cards from 1 to 5. On the remaining five cards, glue one to five cotton balls. Mix up the order of the cards and lay them out on a table. To play the game, let your children take turns counting the cotton balls on the cards and matching them with the corresponding numeral cards. Continue the game until everyone has had a turn.

TONGUE DEPRESSOR SHAPES GAME (Shapes)
Make a gameboard by using tongue depressors to form geometric shapes, such as a square, a triangle, a rectangle, and a diamond, on a large piece of posterboard. Trace around the tongue depressors with a fine-point marker. Set out the gameboard along with the tongue depressors. Then invite your children to take turns placing the tongue depressors on top of the outlines on the gameboard to create Tongue Depressor Shapes. If desired, continue by having the children use tongue depressors to make shapes on a table or carpet.

LET S STAY HEALTHY (Science/Health/ Movement)
Try the ideas below with your group to promote good health habits.

Wash Hands Often: Practice washing for at least 15 or 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing The ABC Song.

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