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Lice

Activities

1.  Need a to talk to your kids about lice?  Here are some activities and suggestions on what to do if lice invade your home.

2.  This activity from Brain Pop will help remind kids not to share their hats and other personal items:

Thinking Hats

Have your students make a top hat out of construction paper. They can take a long rectangular piece of paper and tape or staple it into a tube. Then they can glue a brim around the bottom. Have students decorate their hats and write tips about lice prevention. Discuss tips together such as never sharing hats and helmets with friends and bringing their own pillows to sleepovers. Post the hats in the room so students can see each other’s work, but remind them not to try on other people’s hats!

AHHH!!!  We know , we know — nobody likes ’em, nobody wants ’em, and just mentioning them is terrifying. Unfortunately, 1 out of every 10 kids will get lice.  But what exactly are lice?  What’s the best way to avoid them?  And if you or your child does get them — how do you get rid of them? 

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