A Minion Reasons To Be Healthy and More

We are learning about making healthy choices in honor of Red Ribbon Week.  This year's theme is A Healthy Me is Drug Free.

A Minion Reasons To Be Healthy

I knew that I wanted to decorate our door using these Minions and slogan. First, we brainstormed ways that we could be healthy.  We created a list  using the sentence starter, I can.  Each student choose an item from our list to copy.  Next, we created our Minions.  I just love how each one is as unique as the person who made it.

Mr. Big Mouth
Mr. Big Mouth helps to teach us about what are safe and harmful things to put in our mouth.

I have taught this lesson for several years with much success.

I introduce the students to Mr. Big Mouth and let them know that we need to help him make good choices. During the lesson, I show the students magazine cut outs of harmful and safe items. If the item is safe like an apple, we feed Mr. Big Mouth.  If it is harmful like alcohol, we say, "Not in your mouth, Mr. Big Mouth."

This lesson always leads to a good discussion about when it is safe to take medicine.

We also talk about the experiences we may have and how it is important to do the right thing.  

What are you teaching for Red Ribbon Week?  How do you teach young children the importance of making good lifestyle choices?

Happy Teaching!
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  1. OK, that is a-DOOR-able! WoW. Cutest door ever!! Love, love, LOVE. Happy Red Ribbon Week, Sylvia.


  2. Super cute! What a great job you and your kiddos did! Love it!

  3. OH my gosh! How cute are these?! I did this Minion project a while back and the kids had so much fun doing it. Awesome slogan too :)

    1. Your blog post totally inspired this! Thanks for stopping by.


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