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Do you want to learn about asthma? Here are some fun facts and some games and learning activities that are fun and easy to do at home or in the classroom, whether you are a child, childcare provider, parent, or teacher.

CDC Kidtastics Series logo Asthma – Get the Facts!
In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about basic asthma facts. Listen To This Podcast… (1:45)


Asthma Fast Facts for Kids[PDF – 2.15 MB]

Don’t Let Asthma Keep You Out of the Game

In this podcast, the Kidtastics talk about how to stay active if you have asthma. Listen To This Podcast… (3:26)

AIRNow Websiteexternal icon

Millions of people live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s site gives you access to national air quality forecast and air quality conditions, and links to more detailed state and local air quality sites.

  • AirNow Pollution “Students”external iconThis site for children in grades 6 through 8 gives you information about air pollution. Click on “Smog City 2” to see how individual choices, environmental factors, and land use contribute to air pollution.
  • AIRNow Kid’s Airexternal iconThe Air Quality Index for Kid’s page for kids, aged 7 to 10 years, shows children how to moderate their activity to play outside safely when air pollution levels are high. The Clean Air for Kids page for kids, aged 5 to 6 years, shows you when the air is clean and it is good to play outside and when you should stay inside to play.

Dusty the Asthma Goldfish and His Asthma Triggers Funbook[PDF – 1.29 MB]external icon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers you this children’s booklet of fun activities to help parents and children learn more about asthma triggers. It is available in English[PDF – 1.29 MB]external icon and Spanish[PDF – 1.42 MB]external icon.

Just for Kidsexternal icon

This Just for Kids page from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers lots of fun activities to help you learn about managing your allergies and asthma.

Kids.govexternal icon

The Web site links to government agencies, schools, and education organizations. You can search this site to learn about asthma basicsexternal icon.

NIEHS Kids’ Pagesexternal icon

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Web site provides information about asthma and how to control environmental triggers.

Quest for the Code® Asthma Gameexternal icon

The Starlight Children’s Foundation adventure game helps kids and teens, aged 7 to 15 years, learn how to manage their asthma.


Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program created this set of videos to help children with asthma and their families and caregivers learn how to use an asthma inhaler. The kids in these videos have asthma. Watch them demonstrate the techniques they use to take their medicine. This helps them control their asthma.

This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Childhood Asthma

Source: Developed by the DC Department of Health. ©2004.
This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.
Watch This Video… (9:28)

Page last reviewed: October 7, 2019