Personal hygiene is an important life skill to learn that can be difficult for some children and teens.
This product works well with all ages:
- For children – teaching hygienic items and their uses.
- For teens – including teen hygienic items, sequences for older chores such as laundry, and checklists for hygiene self-regulation.
What is Personal Hygiene? Social Story
• A social story to introduce the topic and explain the importance of hygiene. Instructions included on how to fold into a mini book.
Personal Hygiene Flipbook
• The flipbook defines hygiene, explains why it’s important, and discusses 3 main topics: teeth brushing, hand washing, and showering/clothing. The final page has 10 true/false questions as a review of the material.
Hygienic Items Flash Cards
• 12 hygiene item cards and 4 WH question cards
• Ideas: Print 2 sets to play a matching game.
Place item cards and question cards face down in respective piles. The student selects one of each and answers the question.
Hygiene Questions Dice Activity
• Use this activity to answer and discuss:
What are the hygienic items for?
How often do you use it?
Why do you use it?
Bathroom Interactive Scene
• A hands-on activity to teach or generalize personal hygiene concepts.
• Idea: You may consider laminating and placing Velcro behind individual pieces for long-term use.
Hand Washing Routine & Sequencing Match-Up
Brushing Teeth Routine & Sequencing Match-Up
Taking a Shower Routine & Sequencing Match-Up
Doing Laundry Routine & Sequencing Match-Up
Morning Personal Hygiene Checklist
- Checklist for teens to self-regulate daily personal hygiene.
- Empty space included for customization.
Self Assessment Page
• Use as an opportunity to have a student assess their hygiene and discuss what they can improve. Blank lines included for customization.
Black and white versions are found at the end of the document.
Use as ink saving or coloring options.
Given pictures of items related to personal hygiene, STUDENT will name each object and its' funtion, with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.
Given five sequencing cards related to personal hygiene (brushing teeth, washing hands), STUDENT will place the cards in the correct order in which they should happen, with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 trials, by MONTH, YEAR.
Given a personal hygiene checklist (shower, clean clothes, use deodorant, teeth/hair brushed), STUDENT will place a check or mark the box next to routine when completed, with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.