These worksheets will look at daily habits we encourage all students to partake in to maintain the highest level of personal health possible. We start off by reviewing a checklist of healthy habits for you. We get further into how to care for our teeth and full oral hygiene that any Dentist would be in awe of. We also include fun activities that students can take part in as a class. We explore healthy routines that students should be aware of. We also look at the difference between positive and negative forms of these habits. Overall, we find that teachers really find this collection of worksheets very unique as we have a different take on how you should approach students with this topic.
The checklist below will help you with your personal daily habits. Use the checklist each day. Are you practicing good personal health?
Look at each row of teeth. Cut and paste the happy face next to the clean teeth. Cut and paste the grumpy face next to the dirty teeth.
Think about the different ways you have practiced good hygiene this week. Complete the bingo card.
It is a good idea to keep yourself and your clothes clean. Do you know the consequences of not doing this regularly? Think about both and complete the table. List as many good and bad consequences as you can think of.
Listen to your teacher read each question. Color in the shape next to the correct answer.
Look for each word in the Word Search. Circle each word when you find it. All of the terms are related to teeth.
What does it mean to have good or bad hygiene? Write down as many examples of each as you can think of.
Help the boy get to school by following the trail of good hygiene habits. Color in each block along the trail.
Look at each picture below. Is it most important to wash your hands BEFORE or AFTER doing each activity? Circle the correct answer.
Name at least three of each. You will also explain your own daily routine at the end of this worksheet.
Sort the words or phrases into the correct boxes. This is good to help students understand the full concept and how to sort topics.
Personal Hygiene for Kids
There's no such thing as being too young to begin caring for your body. There are many benefits associated with encouraging good personal hygiene habits in kids, even the essential tips like hand-washing.
Personal hygiene for kids includes a variety of daily habits to be maintained. These include hand washing, dental hygiene, bathing, picking up after themselves, hair care, and grooming.
As we go through our daily life, we encounter millions of bacteria and viruses. They reside on other people, objects, and just about everywhere. If these things are left to linger on our bodies, they can make us very sick. To protect ourselves from this there are number of healthy practices we can take on. This includes washing your hands before you have the chance to touch your mouth, nose, or eyes with bacteria that may reside on them. It also includes trimming our nails so that germs and dirt can not build up under them. While this may seem come place to most people, not all families have the time or resources to insure their young children know all basic practices them should follow to maintain a high level of health. Those that do know the proper ways to maintain quality hygiene do not know all the steps that they should do. Most students are not aware that they should brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes or that they should wash their hand and forearms up to their elbow.
What Is It?
Personal hygiene refers to practices that maintain the cleanliness of one's body in a bid to preserve health. Maintaining your body ensures that students will stay clean enough to not get themselves or others sick.
These practices include teaching kids to:
- wash their hands
- brush their teeth properly
- bathe themselves (when they are old enough), etc.
Due to their bubbly nature, children are bound to pick up germs and grime from playing around or interacting with their peers and the environment. Proper personal hygiene is one significant way to ensure these precious kids do not get sick. It also serves as a confidence and self-esteem booster for them.
Good Habits for Kids
Personal hygiene habits for kids include:
- Dental hygiene
- Hair care and grooming
- Basic laundry
- Nail trimming
Knowing when to teach kids personal hygiene habits is crucial to their overall health. It is always beneficial to teach them hygiene early enough. You should also supervise them to ensure they carry it out correctly and safely.
Proper hand-washing is a healthy habit that should be taught to kids from an early age. Kids should be taught the appropriate technique to wash their hands and need to be reminded to do so as often as possible.
Hand-washing may seem like the barest minimum, but it does go a long way in preventing illnesses. It is essential to teach children to wash their hands in everyday situations such as:
- Before eating
- After using the restroom
- After returning from school
- When returning from playing outside
- After petting an animal
- After completing household chores
- After sneezing or coughing into their hands
Dental hygiene is fundamental to your kid's personal hygiene habits. Teach them to brush their teeth every morning and before bedtime. You may devise fun initiatives to make brushing their teeth an activity they can enjoy.
It is near impossible to separate candies from children, and where candies abound, cavities are sure to lurk nearby. Having a mouthwash on hand for them to swish around, particularly after having sweets, is a great idea for grooming a child with healthy teeth. You might want to check with the dentist first to know whether your child should floss.
Bathing is a practice children should be taught to do themselves from the age of five. Frequent baths or showers with a mild soap help cleanse a lot of germs and grime picked up from the playground.
You can entice your toddler into agreeing to a bath by offering them tub toys. Older children from ages six and up may not be so easily swayed, but constant reminders should help. Teens and tweens will have to learn to bathe more often as they are much more active.
Hair Care and Grooming
Learning to care for and groom their hair is a part of learning basic personal hygiene. Hair care is beyond ensuring that your kid's hair is not overly messy; it is all the healthy practices that yield a healthy head of hair.
You should teach them to properly shampoo, condition, and detangle their hair. Make washdays fun enough to be looked forward to, and you will have little to no hassles getting your kids to submit to a wash day routine. Make sure they know how to properly brush and maintain their hair, as well.
If your child has longer hair, it may also behoove you to teach them to braid it or put it in a ponytail.
Teaching kids how to do their laundry is a crucial life skill. Parents can create a child-friendly laundry section, complete with bowls, soap, baskets, and all other tools of the trade. The important laundry skills to teach kids include:
- How to color sort
- How to lather, if washing by hand
- How to use the washing machine and dryer
- How to fold and put away clean clothes
Kids can be taught all the major laundry steps from about seven years old. When you teach a child the importance of keeping clothes clean, it becomes less likely that they will see it as a burdensome chore.
Nail trimming - both fingers and toes - and grooming are essential to a kid's personal hygiene. Children should be taught how to handle nail cutters once they are old enough to use non-hazardous tools. However, if you allow children to trim their nails themselves, it’s best to supervise them.
It is vital for kids to learn these basic hygiene practices from a tender age. Remember that lifelong habits can be easily built in a child's formative years. With proper practice, they will eventually learn to take charge of their hygiene, even without adult supervision.