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“Individual” Health Lessons for Kids now available!

September 22, 2012 in Children's Health Education, News - Updates

Just wanted to announce that each of The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids is also now available Individually.

This is great news for those health care workers, teachers and parents who really need help teaching preschool children hand washing. If you need strategies to kick off your exciting school year to keep everyone healthy and not spreading germs, we have fun games, songs and crafts to do just that!

Or just maybe, you need to round out your exciting dental month festivities with one of our Health Lessons for Kids combo download that includes a dental hygiene lesson and a dentist visit lesson and of course receive both of our catchy songs, “I’m Gonna Brush My Teeth” and “The Dentist is a Good Guy”.

We’ve got you covered! We would really feel sad if you really wanted a certain lesson or two and didn’t want to go for the whole curriculum even though we know you would love it if you did. This is our way of helping you to jump in and to get your healthy living feet wet and most important, to educate your little curious kids.


If we missed anything you let us know! We love learning and improving in any way we can just like you.

For Healthy Kids, Ms. Dawn

>>>>Individual Lessons are Here!<<<<

Hand print & hand washing fun!

September 15, 2012 in Children's Health Education

paint the hand


We had a little fun the other day and ended up washing our hands afterwards of course. My little friend may not get his hands as dirty as other kids but still enjoys a good bubbly hand washing. Try this hand washing activity with your little people. You might have a few really outdoorsy type kids who come into the classroom with fingernails in need of a good cleaning.  Apply this activity so no one is singled out in the hand washing department. 

This can be a group activity where kids pair up. You will know your kids whether they can work together or if each child should work alone.

Items you will need:

Having all items ready will help your activity to go smoothly, or as smooth as it can go with preschooler and young children.

*cover-up/aprons  *paints  *paint brushes  *paper  *a few paper towels ready for each child to use  *a small container of soapy water for each child (sharing  1 tub of soapy water would be a very germy situation)

1. Child 1 paints one hand of child 2 and has him make a hand print on a piece of paper.

2. Child 1 wipes excess paint off hand of child 2.

3. Child 1 paints the other hand of child 2 and makes a print on same piece of paper.

4. Child 1 wipes excess paint off hand of child 2 again, set picture aside to dry.

5. Children trade places where child 2 helps child 1 now- do 1-4 again.

6. Teacher places a pre-prepared container of soapy water in front of each child.

7. Everyone has a grand time washing and playing in the soapy water, it will probably be tinted in whatever color paint the child was using. Make this a teachable moment as all the children will be in their little tubs of soapy water and you can review good hand washing techniques. 1. wash fronts and backs 2. in between fingers 3. wrist and fingernails etc. (Added fun: play the “Rubba Dub Dub, or Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” songs as the children wash their hands)

This would also be a good time to have a group discussion and review other times we need to wash our hands. 1. when we come in from playing outdoors 2. before we eat 3. after playing with pets 4. after blowing our nose 5. after coughing or sneezing in our hands 6. before we play in the rice table etc.

8. Have partners go in pairs to wash hands at the sink with adult supervision to complete the process, dry hands with paper towel and toss it in the trash. 

9. Optional: After the children return to their seats give each child a little dab of hand lotion to rub on their hands.

Give lots of praise for a job well done.

If you enjoyed this activity you may like “The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids”, which is full of fun activities, games and artsy projects. The lessons are simple to follow and save you lots of preparation time besides all the catchy songs that teach healthy living.

Have a wonderful school year, please subscribe via our feedburner so you won’t miss a health post tip, recycling project or an outdoorsy craft activity.

For Healthy Kids, 

Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

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Back to School Song, We’ll be driving to school when we come!

August 20, 2012 in Children's Health Education, The Singing Nurse Music

So yes it is that time of year again, getting ready for “Back to School”. All of you fantastic teachers and awesome home school parents are revving up to teach the kiddos about “Reading and Writing and Rithmetic”, sprinkled with teaching preschoolers and the big kid too about proper hand washing. The kids will be active in science projects learning about teeth, eyes, babies and more. I am so glad teachers, parents and school systems are continuing to include music, gym, art and health in their curriculum.

We all need these areas of self expression and of course all of us here at The Singing Nurse Headquarters love when these subject incorporate learning. We would love to help you teach your youngster about healthy living and of course we incorporate music, movement, art and health. Check us out.

But while all of  you have been buzzing around getting ready, your’s truly has come up with a fun song to start off your school year. I know “She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain” has been used before, but I think you will agree our version adds some fun twists and turns to encourage healthy living and learning that will influence Professor and Pupils alike.

Below are the TSN lyrics and below that is a PDF for your printing convenience.

Have a wonderful, healthy, active, creative school year. Ms. Dawn

We’ll be Driving to School when we come D.G 8/12/2012

We’ll be driving to school when we come, (echo: when we come) pretend to drive

We’ll be driving to school when we come, (echo: when we come) pretend to drive

We’ll be driving to school x2-We’ll be driving to school when we come (when we come)

We’ll be riding in a car/school bus when we come, (beep beep/honk honk) drive…

We’ll be greetings our friend when we come, (echo: hello) wave hand…

We’ll be washing our hands when we come, (splish splash) pretend to wash hands

We’ll be shaking hands with neighbors when we come, (nice to meet you) shake hands

We’ll be covering our sneezes when we come (sneeze into shoulder)…

We’ll be covering our coughs when we come (cough into shoulder)…

We’ll be using a tissue when we come, pretend to blow your nose…

And we won’t spread our germs when we come (no, no) wag finger no, then point x2…

We’ll be eating healthy lunches when we come, (umm good) scoop food to mouth…

We’ll be eating fruits and veggies when we come, (crunch) bite into pretend apple…

We’ll be walking and leaping when we come, march and jump up…

We’ll be writing and painting when we come, write and paint in the air…

We’ll be reading and counting when we come, pretend to open book, point x3 to count…

We’ll be listening and learning when we come, cup ears and point to head…

Add your own activities, have a great school year!

Be safe and healthy, Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

PDF We’ll be driving to school when we com

Creator of “The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids”