Help children to use their imagination and learn about their health at the same time! Ask them to tell you a story using one of the following prompts. Write their story down for them. You may want to let them illustrate their story or make it into a book for them to read with their parent. This idea is best following an activity or experiment about health to reinforce what they have been taught.
Pretend you are a superhero fighting germs in your (parent’s, pet’s, etc) body. What do you look like? What do the germs you are fighting look like? What happens as you fight the germs? How did get into the body in the first place? How can you keep them from entering in the future?
Describe the most vicious of germs in the whole world. What does it look like? How does it smell? Why did it get so horrible?
Pretend you are a tooth in your mouth. Tell about your home. Is it a good place to live? Are you happy there? What is a day like for you as a tooth in your mouth?
Tell me about the tooth fairy. What does it look like? What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? Will the tooth fairy like your teeth? Why or why not?
Pretend you are a tooth superhero. You travel the world fighting for healthy teeth. What do you look like and what is a day like for you?
You are a veterinarian (doctor for animals) and you have to pull the tooth of a (insert any animal here). Tell me what happens.