- Sesame Street - "Health Food Game Show"
It's time to play "The Healthy Foods Name Game!" with Mr. Healthy Food as the game show host! Elmo has to find four healthy foods of various colors on Sesame Street before the mouse climbs to the top of the refrigerator.
- Reading Rainbow - "Germs Make Me Sick!"
Our world is shared with millions of microorganisms. The feature book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Using a microscope, LeVar discovers what germs really look like and talks to lab scientists about germs, and habits that can keep us healthy. A visit to an organic farm illustrates how microorganisms are important to growing food.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Healthy Habits - List things you can do to keep healthy and avoid injuries.
- Arthur: Food Pyramid - Create a nutrition chart.
- Arthur: Teacher Guide - Hooray for Health - Explore different early childhood health topics in this extended teaching guide covering many health topics.
- Barney: Play for Exercise!: Chase Bubbles - Mix a simple bubble solution. Blow bubbles using various bubble blowers, and exercise by chasing and popping the bubbles.
- Berenstain Bears: Section 5: Socio-Emotional/Family & Community: Building a Food Pyramid - Listen to the story "Gregory, the Terrible Eater". Have a discussion on good eating habits. Bring in food packaging to classify according to food group.
- It's a Big Big World: Feel the Beat - Learn how your heart beats differently during exercise and rest and discover how to keep your heart healthy.
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Health & Fitness - Stay in shape with these exercise and healthy food tips.
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Let's Think About...Our Healthy Bodies - Use this lesson plan and four corresponding activities to encourage good nutrition, exercise, and sleep habits.
- Reading Rainbow: Germs Make Me Sick! - Find out what germ is good for you.
- Sesame Street: Color Me Hungry - Match colors while learning about good nutrition in this interactive game. Sort fruits and vegetables by color and Grover will tell you more about them.
- Common Colds (My Health)
By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein, and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Published March 2000 by Orchard Books
Did you know that you will probably have between 50 and 100 colds in your lifetime? Do you want to know what that gooey stuff is that drips out of your nose? If you are 9-12, learn what colds are, how your body fights them, how colds are spread, and how to prevent and treat them. A section called "Learning More" lists print and Web resources for information.
- The Get Well Soon Book: Good Wishes for Bad Times
By Kes Gray and Mary McQuillan
Published September 2000 by Lerner Publishing Group
No one likes to be sick or hurt. This picture book for patients 4-8 shows that ailments and injuries come in different ways to different folks and serves up some healthy advice in a humorous way.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.