Health news by kids and for kids. Check back often for new work about the coronavirus and other urgent topics.
| By Jehiel, 8th grade| April 2021 … Something that I learned about myself is that I need to take a break. The pandemic has taken a really hard mental toll on me. A lot of personal things happened because of it, and I was just sad a lot of the time. But my family helped me to […]
|By Katelyn, 3rd grade| March 2021 … It was Thursday, March 12, 2020. Everybody at Gotwals Elementary School heard the announcement over the loudspeaker: “Good afternoon, Gotwals Elementary School students. Unfortunately, we all will be given a two-week vacation at home because of coronavirus. We will be cleaning the schools while you are at home.” People in my classroom were […]
| By Jordan, 4th grade| February 2021 … After the pandemic I would like to go to Dave & Buster’s. I am craving Dave & Buster’s French fries and chicken strips! We used to play the race car games as we waited for our food. I remember trying to get as many tickets as possible to redeem […]
Featured Kids Work
| By Nashiya, 8th grade | April 2021 … Mr. Christopher Leonard, a DePaul religion and social studies teacher, said he has gotten much better using technology during the pandemic. However, he said, he still prefers to sit in a classroom and listen to his students. For him, breakout rooms don’t compare to in-person conversations. […]
| By John, 2nd grade | April 2021 … I recently made a delicious smoothie using my favorite food — a banana — and other ingredients that my family had in our refrigerator and freezer. I’d like to teach you how to make it, too. My smoothie had almond milk, spinach, frozen mango, blueberries and a banana. […]
| By Mishi, age 12 | March 2021 … I first started practicing yoga with my mom once she became a certified yoga teacher in March 2020. We called it Quarantine Yoga, a 30-day challenge for my 7-year-old brother and me. I got really into it, and it was fun! Two weeks in, Mom pitched […]
| By Maribel, 8th grade | March 2021 … This pandemic has changed and affected our lives differently. Some may have found new hobbies, like learning to cook. For others, their whole mindset has changed. It has definitely taken a toll on me, as a student and in my personal life. One day during the pandemic […]
Health Beat Live
Lessons you can use
Get kids writing essays, creating illustrations, and doing more activities that can be contributed to the Making Sense of the Virus web page.
Help students discover the history of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.
Help students discover the history of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.
Country song explaining how germs travel from person to person.
Videos and activities explaining steps to staying healthy, handwashing videos and activities, and what to do when you are sick. Also provides a video about scary things entitled “Big Bird’s Nest.”
PBS Learning Media video teaching children to stay healthy by washing their hands.
General overview of what a virus is. Includes a quiz.
Interesting facts about vaccines.
A health website for children, teens, parents, and teachers, created by Nemours Children’s Health System. Articles for children include “What are Germs”, “Why do I need to Wash My Hands”, “Flu”, “What’s a Fever”, and “Your Immune System”
Illustrated guide explaining what is a virus and what is the coronavirus. Discusses symptoms and what your role is in prevention.
Based on a National Public Radio story where the reporter asked experts what children might want to know about the coronavirus. Read online or print a zine version of the comic providing an overview of coronavirus.
Current news stories about COVID-19 written for children. Routinely updated.
College of Physicians of Philadelphia Spanish Influenza 1918 exhibit