Healthy Living ABC Book for Kids in 7 Simple steps

October 29, 2014 in Children's Health Education

Create a Healthy Living ABC Book for Kids

Creating a color rich and picture filled ABC book together with the kids is loads of fun. A Healthy Living ABC Book is even better, which teaches and reinforces lessons for your preschooler in regards to hand washing, brushing teeth and whatever area of healthy living you choose to teach.  Kids will identify with the fun filled healthy habits and become healthy habit ambassadors.  Trust me, they will catch you and remind you of what to do. This is a great way for your children to learn and review their healthy habits a gazillion times over. They will love finding themselves and people they know practicing healthy living.

ABC Healthy Book pagesSo the easiest and quickest way to create your book is by using paper that already has a fun border.Your local office/school supply store and even Amazon have a nice selection of kid/school stationary paper.

You will find suggestions on Page 19 in the Resource section of “The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids”. Examples: B is for Babies are Beautiful, D is for The Dentist helps take care of our teeth. H is for Hands are for washing, W is for Wash your hands with soap and Water, G is for Germs can make you sick. Etc

What you will need:

1. A camera

2. Paper with cool border

3. A ½ inch binder with clear front pocket

4. Page protector sleeves

5. Pictures of healthy activities

6. An A-Z list to write down ideas for your pages.

I. Write down you’re A-Z ideas-this may be a work in progress and don’t be afraid to have more than one page to a letter. Helpful PDF to come…

II. Take pictures during various health lesson times.

Ex: You can teach kids that Carrots have vitamins and that they are orange.

Take pictures in the suggested poses and add the phrases to the pages.

a. Take a picture of kids holding up real carrots- C is for Carrots are a healthy snack.

b. Take a picture of your children tasting carrots-C is for Carrots are yummy and crunchy!

c. Take a picture of a child holding up a carrot and pointing to his eyes-Carrots have vitamins that are good for our eyes.

***Bonus Creative Idea-Make your phrases rhyme, I love educational rhyming and so do the kids. It’s like a sing-a-long book right?

Ex: W is for Washing, hands real clean, keeps those germs away, they are mean.

III. Add pictures to a document page-from one of your picture folders, click on a picture, then right click on the picture, click “copy” and go to your document page and click on your page then right click and choose “paste”, to make picture smaller, click on your picture then hover on one corner and slide it diagonally toward the center of your picture.

IV. Add words to a document page-make sure and have at least 1 inch margins so you can print on stationary paper with borders. Make the print nice and big and colorful.

V. Print pages onto your border paper.

VI. Place your pages in protective sleeves.

VII. Place your pages in a ½ inch binder and your book cover picture in the clear pocket on the front-which allows your cover to be visible; ½ inch binders are usually available in an assortment of colors.

ABC Healthy Living Book Cover

 Let us know how your books turned out. I would love to see the pages you created. Who would be interested in an ABC Healthy Book collaborative project?  Sounds fun to me! If enough participants are interested I will come up with the details and we can get started. Contact me and put “ABC Healthy Book” in the first line of your note.

Please comment below and share with your friends and co-workers.

For Healthy Kids, Ms. Dawn

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