Last updated on August 31st, 2023 at 04:58 pm

free kids printable healthy habits activity

With the school year starting it’s always good to remember and revisit tips on how to stay healthy and strong. Grab this free Healthy Habits matching game printable and educate your kiddos or students on the first things to do to stay healthy.

All about the Healthy Habits Activity

My kids are still little so I directed this healthy habits activity around their age group (toddler, preschool, kindergarten age).

This free healthy craft features 2 pages:

  1. The first page consists of 4 healthy category boxes. These categories are recommended things-to-do to stay healthy.
  2. The second page consists of the healthy habits. Simply cut out the healthy habits and match them up to their correct heathly categories.

You can use a little bit of glue or paste and have them glue the habits to the category squares. Then hang the Healthy Habits sheet on the fridge as a reminder to the whole family on how to stay healthy.

Go ahead and laminate

I recommend laminating all of our Build activities. Laminating gives this craft a bit more permanence. Kids can put the craft together over and over again without worrying about having to cut and color each time. I don’t use anything fancy, just a simple and easy laminator. This is the laminator I use and recommend, you literally just turn it on, it heats up, and you’re ready to start laminating anything everything!

I’m also a big fan of the self-sealing laminating pouches! They are super easy! You literally just place your printable in a letter size pouch, run it through the laminator and you have a sealed and long-lasting item!

Also, if you do choose to laminate, stick little self-adhesive velcro dots on the laminated pieces so your kids can attach and reattach easily. This eliminates the use of any messy glue!

Below is what will be included in your download (see the bottom of the page for actual download instructions):

Need a little guidance? This is what the healthy habits activity looks like when the habits are matched up correctly to their categories. Have fun!

Format: This printable comes in a PDF format and prints out on 8.5″x11″ standard size letter paper. Making it easy to print on any printer!

Tips to Stay Healthy*:

Whether at school or at home let’s all remember to practice healthy habits. Feel free to read the below to your kids after they put together their Healthy Habits matching game.

Eat Healthy:

  • Eat fruits & veggies.
  • Eat & drink calcium rich foods like milk, cheese and yogurts.
  • Eat food high in protein like meat, nuts, eggs and avocados.

Stay Clean:

  • Remember to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.
  • Take a regular bath/shower, if not daily, every other day or twice a week if they are very little.
  • Cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow when you cough.
  • Always use a tissue to wipe your nose.

Exercise Your Body:

  • Get outside, run and play
  • Ride your bicycle or scoot around.
  • Play sports with family member.
  • Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep.

Exercise Your Mind:

  • Read, often – books feed the brain!
  • Play brain puzzles or any game or craft that requires you to use that noggin’.
  • Do simple science experiments.

*I am not a medical professional. And these tips are simply that, tips to use at your own discretion. They are general healthy habits that can be followed but may not protect you completely from any and all colds or illnesses.

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Download the Healthy Habits Activity

Promote healthy habits at home or in the classroom with this free Healthy Habits matching game. Print out and educate how to be healthy and strong!

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