…….is next to Godliness
-By Paromita Biswas
Aims and Objectives
To make the children free from diseases and hence good
performance in studies.
To imbibe in children good manners which they can carry
throughout their life.
To keep the child physically and mentally healthy.
To improve the immune system of the children.
To build a healthy nation by improving individual health.
Meaning of Cleanliness
Personal cleanliness and Cleanliness of the surroundings
Steps in teaching a Kinder garten children about
Advantages of teaching cleanliness to the children at an
Activities on Cleanliness for kids
What is Cleanliness
Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean
and free from dirt, and the process of achieving and
maintaining that state.
Cleanliness may be endowed with a moral quality, as
indicated by the aphorism "cleanliness is next to
godliness," and may be regarded as contributing to
other ideals such as health and beauty.
STEPS IN TEACHING PERSONAL CLEANLINESS
TO A KINDERGARTEN CHILD
Leaving the toilet or
Tending a cut or sore
Visiting and taking care of
any sick person
Touching garbage and
anything dirty (including
Touching a dirty nose
Touching an open cut or sore
Touching an animal, bird or
Touching raw meat or fish
Bath everyday with soap so that there is no dirt left on
Use talcum powder or deodorant after bath.
Wear clean clothes and undergarments.
Eat nutritious food.
Cut your nails regularly before they grow up.
Anytime dirt gathers under the fingernails, they
should be brushed with soap and water.
Wash the hair regularly with a mild shampoo and lukewarm
Comb and brush them properly.
Always keep the comb and brush separate.
Massage the hair regularly with oil.
Cover the hair when going outdoors to protect from pollution.
Eat nutritious food.
Food and candies that have fallen on the floor are dirty
and should not be put in the mouth unless they can be
Anything that has touched one person's mouth should not
be put in someone else's mouth. Food, candies, drinking
bottles etc. should not be passed from mouth to mouth.
Children have a tendency to touch their shoes, socks, feet,
head, dirty nose and worse. They must learn not to put
their hands in their mouth or touch food without first
washing their hands.
Cleaning them properly twice daily
Regular dentist visit
Taking appropriate amount of water, fluoride and
Avoid chocolates, pastries, sweets and chewing gums
It helps to prevent diseases and infections in the child
It improves the immune system of the child
It helps them do well in their studies as they will be
free from diseases
It develops an attractive personality in the child
It helps him develop good manners which stays
within him throughout his life
Play/Skit about Cleanliness
Make a Booklet with Pictures
Make flashcards about cleanliness
Collage About Cleanliness
Tell them stories or rhymes about cleanliness