Six Fun Ideas for you to try on World Health Day

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Well, what better time to be talking about world health than right now? In the current circumstances, it is easy to feel that everything is out of our control, so it seems like a good time to be planning what we can do when we are free to move about again and to be thinking about the changes we would like to make, so that in the future our world can be a healthier place.

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Origin unknown
Here are some ideas around the theme of World Health Day for you to try at home:

1. Calling Dr Good!

I am sure we all appreciate how important health care workers are right now – in fact always have been – so why not think about being a World Health Doctor yourself?

Make yourself a World Health Doctor lanyard or badge. You can do this really simply by using a circle of card with a safety pin attached to the back. Why not design your own logo? (You could even arrange a competition for the best design with some other members of your family/some of your friends.) Don't forget to wear your badge with pride!

2. Plan-it For The Planet!

Set out a ‘treatment plan’ using your ideas for making the world a healthier place. Remember to include ideas that will help our world enjoy better health both in an environmental sense and an emotional one. For example: making sure you recycle/being sure to smile a lot!

You might like to visit the following websites to get you started: Why not record yourself sharing your ideas, starting with the words “This is an important announcement about world health...”

Closer to home

As most of us are spending more time than usual in our homes, this is a great opportunity to do a Home Energy Audit together:

3. Make A Home Energy Audit Checklist

There are some great ideas from Teach Starter's website for you to try. Or for younger children, use a sheet with symbols for water use, turning lights off, recycling, electrical appliances, etc. Give 0-3 ticks depending on how well you are/aren’t conserving energy! Here’s an example of an image of a lightbulb that you could use to get started:

4. Design a Colourful Poster

Create a poster to remind you not to use too much water, to turn lights off, etc.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine” Proverbs 17v22 

5. Make ’Em laugh!

All around the world, it is recognized that laughter is good for you, so, as part of your World Health Day, get searching for some really funny jokes or even make up new ones!
Check out Beano for lots of great jokes or try their joke generator.

“Why couldn't the teddy bear finish his dinner?
Because he was stuffed!

Or why not watch a classic clip from TV's Mr Bean: The Hospital Visit on YouTube?

6. Make A Wish!

Listen to Just Three Wishes from Aladdin Trouble and write down, draw or talk about what three wishes you might have for the world and what you can do to help them come true. 



What is World Health Day?

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded on April 7, 1948 and every year this day is celebrated to draw attention to the subject of global health. Each year a different theme is celebrated and in 2020 it is the International year of the Nurse and the Midwife. 

Written by Sue Langwade – Guest Writer for Out of the Ark Music

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