Explanation of Activity:
Building a Stairway to
Health will teach students about how to go about achieving health. They will choose five actions they think are the most important for reaching the top
stair (the goal: Health).
You will need colored construction paper, markers, glue,
scissors, old magazines, newspapers, or other materials with pictures that
students can cut and use, poster board or a large sheet of construction paper. You
may want to pre-cut steps for the stairway.
You or the student will need rectangles that get progressively longer
sure each student places the word health along with a definition of health
at the top of the stairway. The
definition should be one that you provide or that the class has determined
collectively to ensure that the students have grasped the concept of
make this activity more creative and enjoyable, have the students cut out
pictures from magazines or old newspapers of people doing healthy things
(drinking milk, riding a bike, etc.). They can glue the pictures around
students can then present their stairway to the class. Have each student discuss why they think
their pictures and concepts are healthy. See the sample
stairway for more assistance.