Jasper's Kid Zone
Just for Kids
Hey Kids- It’s me, your old pal Jasper! Welcome to my hospital web page where you can learn just how fun staying healthy is. Plus, check out the games I have made just for you. Let's get started on all the fun!
Build Your Own First Aid Kit
- sterile adhesive bandages (in assorted sizes)
- sterile gauze pads
- a couple of rolls of sterile gauze
- elastic bandage adhesive tape (hypoallergenic)
- antibiotic cream
- scissors, tweezers, and a needle
- ice pack pain reliever
It’s time to play!
Physical activity is important. It’s never good to sit in front of the TV, computer or video games for too long. It’s time to get up and get moving, but make sure you know what it takes to play it safe.
Play this True/False sports safety quiz to ensure you know how to play safe.
- The more I practice, the less likely I am to be injured.
- I should drink plenty of water before and during practice.
- New equipment is just as safe as older, broken-in equipment.
- I should always stretch and warm up before and after playing a sport.
The best way to get over an injury is to "walk it off" or play through the pain.
False — overtraining can weaken muscles and lead to injury.
True — drinking liquids helps your body stay cool when you’re active, especially in hot weather.
False — new equipment is safer; old equipment may be worn out and break.
True — stretching loosens muscles and reduces the risk for injury. Remember to cool-down the same way after playing.
False — ignoring an injury can make it worse---sometimes much worse.
What’s for Dinner?
The food you eat can help you grow and stay healthy, but most importantly it gives you energy for the day. So it’s important that you know the best meal and snack options . Try to eat foods that will give you proper nutrients according to the food pyramid as shown on the Kids Health food guide. Now Choose a meal you can help mom make tonight. Or try making this fun, healthy snack idea!
This recipe requires that you play with your food! Decorate juicy red apples with pretzels for antennas, raisins for spots and eyes and peanut butter for wings.
Ingredients: (Creates 2 Lady Bugs)
1 red apple
4 Thin Pretzel Sticks
- Slice the apple in half from top to bottom and scoop out the core. Place each apple slice on a place with the half flat side down.
- Dab peanut butter on the of the “ladybug,” then stick raisins on the dabs to look like spots. Use this method to make eyes too.
- To make the antennae, stick one end of the pretzel stick into the front of the apple and then put a raisin on the other end.
- Now Eat! YUM!
Quick Kid Safety Tips
We want to make sure you stay safe, but in case of an emergency call 911! And remember, if you do have to visit the hospital for help, you will be in a safe place where doctors and nurses will help you feel better! Printable safety coloring sheets to get started!
- Wear sunscreen when you go outside. On sunny summer days play in the shade and on cold winter days wear your coat, scarf, hat and gloves to stay warm.
- Always wear shoes outside. Stay away from lawn mowers and snow blowers.
- Take a first aid course and a babysitting class if you babysit for young children.
- When you’re home alone, obey your parent’s rules. Don’t talk with strangers or open the door for them. Call an adult if you need help.
- Never swim alone or in an unsupervised area.
- Take swimming lessons. If you are still learning to swim wear safety floating devices in the water.
- Obey rules and the lifeguard.
- Check water depth before jumping in. Then, go feet first.
- Help someone in trouble by reaching with a pole, a towel, or rope. Do not jump in and become part of the problem.
- When boating, always wear your lifejacket. Learn about boating before you go floating.
- Always wear a bicycle helmet when biking. Make sure the helmet is properly fitted and fastened, and that it is approved by ANSI, ASTM, or Snell.
- Before going across the street (on bike or foot), you should stop, look left, look right, look left again, and listen to be sure no traffic is approaching. Cross only on the crosswalk.
- When riding your bike, walk it across the street at crosswalks.
- Know and use hand signals. Obey all traffic rules.
- Always be alert! Wear your seatbelt in the car.
- Keep your arms, hands and head inside a moving car.
- Don’t play in the street!
It’s important that Mom and Dad get the best information on how to keep you safe and healthy. Tell them to look here for tips on kids eating habits, exercise options and emergency instructions.