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Go find out! - keep yourself clean!

clean; hair; feet; teeth; find; out;

 

Why?

This is what some kids said.

  • “You smell nicer”
  • “You feel good about yourself.”
  • “You look better”
  • “You’ll be helping your body to fight germs”
  • “It’s your body and you should look after it.”

Here are some quizzes which challenge you to find out more about keeping yourself clean and why this is a good idea.

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Keeping yourself clean

Keeping yourself clean is a big part of keeping yourself healthy.

Read our topic on Personal Hygiene - taking care of your body, then see if you can answer the questions in the quiz.

Quiz: Keep yourself clean

True or false

your body sweats to cool you down 

a. Little kids don’t smell
b. You should clean your teeth night and morning after meals
c. You should have a shower once a week.
d. You don’t need to wash your hair every day.
e. Bacteria feed on sweat and dead skin on your underclothes.
f. You should wash your feet every day.
g. Your body sweats more after puberty.
h. You should air your shoes and school uniform every day after school so that they will smell fresher the next day.

 

Answers - keep yourself clean

Smile please”

Do you have a great smile or are there open spaces in your mouth?

‘Baby’ teeth usually get pushed out by adult teeth growing in your gums. The baby teeth ‘save a place’ for the bigger teeth to grow into. If you don’t look after them and they fall out too soon your adult teeth may not grow out straight!

Looking after your baby teeth is just as important as looking after adult teeth.

 
brushing teeth 

Look at Teeth - open wide - looking after your teeth

Quiz - open wide

Choose the right word to fit the gaps in these sentences

Tooth, teeth, breakfast, water, dentist, sleep, mouth

a. You should always brush your ------- after ------- and before you go to -----.
b. Rinse your ----- with water after eating anything sweet or sticky.
c. Go and see your ------- regularly.
d. It is better to drink ----- if you are thirsty.
e. Never use a ----- brush which belongs to someone else.

Answers - Open wide

Your feet

What did you do today?

Did you walk, run, skip, hop, play sport or dance? Your feet do a whole lot of work every day. Are you looking after them carefully?

Read Look after your feet

Quiz - look after your feet

Can you answer these questions?
1. How many bones are in your foot? 4, 12, or 26.
2. How often should you wash your feet? 
    A. every week 
    B. when they are dirty 
    C. every day?
3. Which 2 bones in your feet are the strongest?
4. Why is it a bad idea to go barefoot in a public place?
5. Can you name 3 ways to look after your feet?

Answers - Your feet

 
feet 

Your hair

Everyone wants to look good and feel good. Hair is something that most people spend a lot of time looking after. Clean shining hair on your head makes you look and feel good. But sometimes hair can give you problems.

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Quiz - Your hair

hairy   

1. What are the 2 kinds of hair which grow on the body?
2. These little critters like to live on your head and lay their eggs in your hair. What are they?
3. Why is it best to use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair when it is wet?
4. What is dandruff?
5. What is hair made of?

Answers - your hair

 

Answers to the quizzes

Keep yourself clean

a. False b. True c. False d. True e. True f. True. g. True

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Smile please

a. Teeth, meals, sleep
b. Mouth
c. Dentist
d. Water
e. Mouth

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Your feet

1. 26
2. Every day
3. Heel bones – calcaneus and talus
4. You could step on something that could hurt your foot.
5. See if you have thought of 3 or more of these - wash them every day, dry carefully between your toes, cut your toenails straight across, wear shoes that are the right size for your feet, and check for soggy skin, sore spots or very hard skin.

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Your hair

1. Vellus and Terminal
2. Head lice [nits]
3. It will be easier to comb through your hair, especially if the hair is knotted.
4. Dandruff is itching and flaking of the scalp that some people get when they start puberty.
5. Hair is made of keratin.

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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

 

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