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Name of Activity:

First Aid Kit Health

Purpose of Activity:

The purpose of this activity is to have students practice using the contents in a first aid kit.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

a. Lesson Plan
b. Labeled Index Cards
c. First Aid Dittos
d. Paper
e. First Aid Kit(s) f. Pencils

Description of Idea

This is a great activity that my kids loved after a solid review of what is in a First Aid Kit. Once your students have been introduced to these contents and understand their uses, have them apply their knowledge to real life situations with this activity.

1. Have students break into groups of 3-5.

2. I assigned students roles in their groups. (Time Keeper, Writer, Speaker, etc.) They all need to help discuss however.

2. Each group will receive an index card with a scenario on it.

3. Based on the scenario, students must decide which item(s) from their First Aid Kit they would use. They should write down the items they could use on the back of the note card. I have a spelling list on the board for younger grades. If supplies allow it, give each group a first aid kit so that they may simply grab the item for their scenario.

Example of a Scenario: One of your friends cuts their leg and it begins to bleed. You need to help them clean the wound. What do you need to use from the First Aid Kit?

Answer: Rubber Gloves, Cleansing Pads, Gauze, Antibacterial Ointment, etc.

4. Have each group go through their list and discuss with the class why it’s important to have each certain item. How does it help both the helper and whoever is injured?

Make sure that you stress the importance to always find an adult first before peforming first aid.

Assessment Ideas:

Perform assessment and evaluation throughout the entire lesson by having the students interact with thoughtful discussion based lecture and apply what they have learned by putting the index cards into the correct spots and answering why it’s important to know first aid safety.

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Submitted by Alex Estela in North Bergen, NJ. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/30/2011.

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