Keeping Healthy with Dracula + Freebie

I have been under the weather with a cold/cough thing that is spreading like wildfire though our classroom and grade level. 'Tis the season, I suppose.

I asked on my Facebook page ways that you all stay healthy this time of year, and Darilyn reminded me of such a fun and easy way to encourage kids to sneeze and cough into their elbow: The Dracula Sneeze!

We have been going over ways to stay healthy as a class using part of my Interactive Health Notebook.

Of course we go over washing our hands, coughing into our elbow and not our hands, using tissues, etc., but this is such a fun twist on the usual reminders they hear. The timing couldn't be more perfect, either, since Halloween is next week and on the forefront of everyone's mind :)

Fonts by Jen Jones and border by Bubbly Blonde

Now, when I see a kiddo starting to cough or sneeze, I simply say, "Dracula!" and they are prompted in a fun way to remember to use their elbows just like Dracula and his cape. We also introduced this with a fun poster and got the chance to talk like we were from Transylvania, which is always a hoot.

If you'd like a copy of this freebie, pick it up from Google Docs HERE. I hope you're all staying healthy!

1 comment

  1. I have a feeling Dracula will be up all year in my room! Thanks for the fun poster. Hope you are feeling better soon!