Autumn Games and Health Tips for Kids and Parents
October is Children’s Health Month, and it’s full of opportunities to teach your kids safe and healthy habits. Below are tips for parents and activity sheets for kids to teach them how to stay safe and healthy in the fall and all year long.
Kid’s Page: Crack the Code for Health
Parent Tip: Take steps to stop the spread of germs and ask your health care provider if you and the kids should get a flu vaccination in the fall. Also, be sure to keep the kids home when they’re sick. Remind family members to wash hands frequently to the length of a little tune and to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.
Scrub Club (NSF International)
Kid’s Page: Search & Find Powerful Treats
Parent Tip: As the kids start back to school, talk to them about what they can do to stay safe and healthy. Examples include getting physical activity, eating healthy after-school snacks, and avoiding smoking.
Kid’s Page: Camping Days Coloring Page
Parent Tip: The fall is a great time for camping and hiking. Be sure to stay in groups, wear insect repellent containing DEET, treat clothes and gear with permethrin, and bundle up for cool evenings.
Tick Tactics (bam.gov)
Kid’s Page: Halloween Scramble
Parent Tip: Halloween is in October, so remind trick-or-treaters to avoid entering homes of people they don’t know, use sidewalks and crosswalks, and wait until you’ve checked the treats before eating them.
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Page last modified: October 24, 2008
Page last reviewed: September 5, 2008