Prevention Council Health Curriculum
Kindergarten | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 5
Kindergarten: An Apple A Day
Day 1: Introduction of program
- What is Self- Esteem? Liking yourself no matter what!
- Read I Like Me by Nancy Carlson and discuss
- Make a mirror activity to say “Hi, Good Looking!” into it
- Complete workbook page – draw a picture of themselves
Day 2: Friendship. How can you be a good friend?
- Read Corduroy by Don Freeman and discuss
- Activity: Write name of given strip of paper to create a paper chain that links everyone together saying they are all friends in the class
- Workbook page – draw a picture of your best friend
Day 3 – Feelings – what are they? They are important but they make us behave a certain way sometimes
- Feelings are real and just are what they are
- Read The Way I Feel by Janan Cain and discuss
- Workbook activity – Draw a picture of how they are feeling today
Day 4: Safe Person. Someone you know, you are comfortable with like your parents, grandparents, or caregivers and why are these people important?
- Read 2 books Just Me and My Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa by Mercer Mayer and discuss
- On heart worksheet page draw the safe people in your life
Day 5: Safe Place. place where you feel comfortable, happy and safe
- The importance of a safe place
- Read The Foolish Tortoise by Eric Carle and discuss
- Construct a web of possible safe places
- Workbook page- draw a picture of your safe place and what you like to do there
Day 6: Healthy Choices and Good Habits
- It’s our responsibility to take care of our own bodies – how can we do this?
- We need to stay healthy to enjoy life
- Read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow and discuss
- Activity: cut and paste happy faces to healthy choices and sad faces to non-healthy choices
Grade 2: Protecting You and Me
Day 1: Introduction of program. What is safety? Who helps you feel safe?
- Safety related to the brain, (wear a helmet for sports…) The brain is the Boss of the Body
- Bruce brain puppet says Game “Do something with your eyes, nose, mouth…”
- Your brain controls your feelings (Show me with your face- scared, angry, bored, etc.. game)
- Read book Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
- Match the Feeling worksheet done as a group
Day 2: Feelings and keeping the brain healthy
- Discuss the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and sleep in order to keep a healthy brain
- Paper plate mask activity. On one side they are to draw a smiley face and on the other draw a frowny face then give situations and they hold their face up with however they feel about the given situation.
- Explain everyone has different feelings and may not feel the same way about the same things and that’s ok
Day 3: Friendship. Brainstorm what makes a good friend
- Worksheet – I am Ready to be a Good Friend
- Add COMPROMISE to the top of the page – what does it mean?
- Introduce Bobby puppet and his fighting with a friend over a special pillow scenario (positive outcome)
- Focus on being polite, caring and compromising
Day 4: Review what makes a good friend and compromising
- Brainstorm 6 situations that 2nd graders could have with friends or siblings that could be compromised
- Role play six different scenarios with students on how to be fair and compromise (use puppets)
Day 5: Bruce Brain wearing helmet with Band-Aid (explain helmet usage and safety)
- What are rules and laws? What are the consequences? (School, home, community)
- Why should we follow these rules and laws? What protection do we need for activities we do?
- Discuss car safety and car behavior so people can ride safely…
- “Here I Am… Using My Favorite Rule and Law” worksheet – positive activities (no weapons)
Day 6: What is a drug (regarding medicines and rules we have about medicines)
- How many of you have ever had an ear infection? Cold? Tummy ache? Might have taken a medicine
- At home we should have rules about what we can touch or not touch regarding vitamins or any medicines
- Granny’s purse filled with a mix of candy and medicines (Activity of guessing either candy or medicine)
- Point is that if you don’t know what it is, don’t put it in your mouth, ask an adult for help
- Helping Hand worksheet – who are the “helpers” in your life? Write them down in the hand.
Day 7: Alcohol cans and bottles don’t always have safety caps and commercials don’t tell us HOW to protect our bodies from drugs (show “alcohol” bottle and why it’s tricky looking to a child)
- Summary of program about the brain and the body and keeping it safe and healthy
- My Warning Label worksheet
- Certificates of Completion
Grade 3: Too Good for Violence
Day 1: What is violence?
- Where do we see violence?
- No-one is born violent- learned behavior
- Bullying is violent- bullying discussion and how to recognize it and deal with it
- Have you ever? Game
Day 2: Introduce the word peaceable- get along w/o fighting, settle disagreements and differences peacefully
- When people disagree, we call this a conflict (normal)
- When handled badly = violence, handled well = find a peaceable solution
- Who can handle problems better- Machine or Person?
- Robot vs. Person activity
- “Who has what it takes to Solve Conflicts?” and “Find the Feelings” workbook pages
Day 3: Let’s talk about feelings today
- How do YOU feel when you get angry? (body) Discuss uncomfortable feelings.
- Ways to manage feelings in non-violent ways.
- Explain YOU messages and then introduce I-messages and replace with I-messages
- Practice with student volunteers (someone cuts in front of you, calls you a name, doesn’t include you, whispers about you, takes something of your w/o asking)
- Workbook pages “Replacing the You- Message with an I-message” and “Does this message compute?”
Day 4: Listening For Clues- You can tell how a person is feeling from their body language and face
- Guess my feeling activity (Angry, annoyed, sad, frustrated, proud, excited, happy, pleased)
- Student volunteers show feelings with face, body and voice
- Model appropriate communication and listening behavior and ask for student volunteers to talk while I actively listen
- Birthday line-up game
Day 5: Perception. What is it? There is always more than one point of view
- Show 2 different pictures and discuss what we see.
- Read Three Pigs and a Wolf story – Assign parts to students.
- Stand up/ Sit down activity
Day 6: Bullying. What is it? Who can it be? Where do we see it?
- What is an ally?
- Role play with puppets
Day 7: Roleplaying
- Bully Pledge – What is a pledge? Say together and sign
- Paper chain with their names all connected together
Grade 5: Too Good for Drugs
Day 1: Introduction to program
- What is a drug? Gateway drugs
- Why do people use drugs?
- What is a goal? Discuss short-term and long-term goals.
- Write their own goal and share if time
Day 2: Stress and Communication Day
- Healthy ways to handle stress
- Demonstrate poor communication vs. good communication
- Workbook page “Someone to talk to” trusted adults in our lives we can do to
- Pictionary Game on healthy ways to handle stress
Day 3: Decision making discussion
- What is the most dangerous drug? Nicotine
- Facts on tobacco death
- 7,000 Chemicals in one cigarette
- Prices and costs
- Pig Lung demonstration – Healthy lung vs. smoker’s lung
Day 4: Nicotine/Tobacco Continued
- Nicotine Product – where we see advertisements
- Other forms of nicotine: Smokeless, Electronic Cigarettes
- How they attract the youth
- What the tobacco ads don’t tell you
Day 5: Marijuana – What is it?
- What’s inside? THC
- Side effects
- Different forms and additional facts
Day 6: Alcohol Prevention
- Legal purchase and consumption age and why?
- Brain development and how alcohol affects your brain
- Targeting youth by making fruity flavored drinks and bottle styles that are similar to non-alcoholic drinks
- Where do we see alcohol advertisements? Counter Advertisements
- Dangers of drinking – Healthy liver vs. unhealthy liver
- Medicines are Drugs – OTC and Prescription drugs
Day 7: Peer Pressure – what is it?
- Passive, Aggressive, Assertive
- Go over refusal skills
- Role Play
Day 8: Review
- Kahoot Review Game
- TGFD Pledge – Certificates