As a childminder you have a choice about what activities you do with the children you look after so why not do some topics that could really make a difference to their lives? Taking the time to explore topics like healthy eating, making friends, sun safety, oral health, fire and road safety will not only really help the children, but it will make you feel that you are doing something truly valuable with the time you are spending with them.
This pack is a collection of 14 mini printable packs with resources to help childminders to teach 14 health and safety topics to 2-5 year old children.
The Mega ack contains 14 health and safety themed mini packs containing printable art projects with templates, cooking projects and printable activity sheets.
Each topic mini pack contains a series of suggested art projects and activities for you to complete with the children. All the art project templates, and activity ideas are simple to do and make with 2-5 year old children, and never involve buying expensive or specialist materials.
The 14 mini packs cover the following topics:
1) Staying safe in the home: accident prevention and fire safety
2) Staying safe outdoors: including bike safety and sun safety
3) Road safety: pedestrian safety, school run and seat belts
4) Stranger danger: getting lost and coping with strangers
5) Helping each other to stay safe: looking after younger children and phoning 99
6) My body: names of the body parts, 5 senses, growing and other changes
7) Keeping clean
8) Being active
9) Healthy eating
10) Looking after your teeth: brushing and visiting the dentist
11) Visiting the doctor and the nurse
12) Going to hospital
13) Making friends: joining in, anti-bullying and overcoming shyness
14) New sibling
N. B This pack is supplied as a downloadable PDF document. If, once you have downloaded your product, you would prefer a Word version please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one
‘I loved the pack. I printed off the colouring and activity packs straight away and then focussed on one area per week.’ Thanks, Karen
‘I would recommend to anyone without hesitation. Parents have responded positively as have the children. It got the children involved in risk assessing and the older ones assessing risks themselves, all boxes ticked!’
‘I think your Be Safe Be Healthy pack is fab. We are working through it.’
‘We all enjoyed road safety as this is something we are constantly doing whilst out walking. The children liked making the traffic lights with the standing and walking man. Now they tell me while I'm driving when to stop and go!’
‘We have also worked through My Body...healthy eating. The coloured foods sheets, fruit kebabs, smoothies and foods I like sheet were cool.’
‘Also concentrated on looking after our teeth. A few of my mindees were not keen to brush their teeth, so I bought them toothbrushes and we practiced. We brushed the tooth template with toothbrushes and made the star (tooth)chart. Now all of them have taken home a certificate and parents are pleased it is not so much if a chore!’
‘I am enjoying your pack as much as the children.’ Liza