Understanding what is expected of us when it comes to hygiene and good manners is such an important part of growing up.
However, helping kids understand some of the social expectations when it comes to their bodies can sometimes be a challenge for both students and teachers!
Good Hygiene / Bad Manners – Classroom Activity Kit
by Stephanie Mitelman, M.A., CSE, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
Good Hygiene/ Bad Manners is a fun and interactive activity that helps teachers share with their students all the typical behaviors around hygiene, and what is expected of them in most social settings in public.
It lists behaviors as either “good hygiene”, or “bad manners” (for social appropriateness), or allows for some behaviors to be acceptable when “only in private”.
The game has very few words and is completely illustrated with pictures on every card, making it ideal for children with special needs such as autism.
Students and teachers alike will have fun with these examples while they learn the behaviors of good personal hygiene.
This kit is designed for an average classroom size of 30 students but can be modified to larger or smaller groups.
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Recommended Level: K- Grade 5, and students with intellectual disabilities
All playing pieces in the Print version of the kit are laminated so the game can be enjoyed by students over and over again.
P.S. This is the Print version of the program. It contains the same contents as the E-version of the same program.
P.S.S. If you would like to also purchase the E-version of the same program that you can download immediately upon purchase please go to Good Hygiene/ Bad Manners Classroom Activity Kit (Download)
Cindy Williams –
This set is perfect for elementary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need hygiene and manners spelled out a little more succinctly than their typical peers. The visuals made it easy to share with nonverbal and verbal students and I think it helped with them being able to store it to memory and apply long after the lesson. Great resource for teachers.