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Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

We should be clean in our thoughts, We should keep our body clean and wear, clean clothes. This helps to keep us healthy. It is nice to be near clean people, and we usually avoid those who are really dirty. By washing our hands after we use the toilet, and before we eat, we can stop ourselves getting many tummy problems like diarrhea. Even if our hands look clean they can be carrying nasty little germs that can make us sick.

Anil and the football

One day Anil took his football outside and called his friend, “Come and we can go and play with this ball down on the field.” They played there happily for a long time. Then Anil gave a big kick and the ball went high into the air and landed in a big puddle. This was a very dirty puddle because the water came from the rubbish dump. Anil just went in and took up the ball and gave it a kick or two. Then because his hands were wet and dirty he wiped them on his trousers. Just then his friend said, “You know, I’m very hungry. I’m sure it is lunch time.” “Yes,” said Anil. “I’m also very hungry. Let’s go home.” He picked up his ball and off they ran. When Anil got home he rushed into the kitchen. His mother said, “Gosh, where have you been? You are very late and we have already eaten, but I didn’t forget you and have put some sandwiches for you in this lunch box.” Anil grabbed the sandwiches and went outside to eat them. Then mother came outside. “Goodness, you are dirty! Did you wash your hands before you ate your sandwiches?” “Oh, I forgot,” said Anil. During the night, Anil began to feel sick. He had a stomach ache and then he began to vomit. Oh, he was so sick! His mother tried to help him and by morning he was feeling a bit better, but weak. Mother said, “You know that I have told you again, and again how important it is to keep clean. I am sure you were sick because your hands were filthy when you ate your sandwiches yesterday. I hope that you have learnt a lesson. Wash your hands before you eat especially when you have been playing outside.”


“Hear we go”

Here we go round the values tree,
The values tree, the values tree
Here we go round the values tree
On a bright and frosty morning.
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
To keep them bright and shining.
This is the way we comb our hair ….
To keep them neat and tidy.
This is the way we take a bath….
To look fresh and charming.
This is the way we clean our room ….
So properly and handy.
This is the way we eat our food….
Which makes us strong and healthy.
Come on let us pray to God…
Who keeps us always happy.


GROUP A (Youngest children)

  • A copy of the picture is needed for each child to colour.

GROUP B (Older children)

  • How many words can you make using the letters from the words “washing machine”?
  • Write down the words washing machine, and below that write your list of words.

GROUP C (Oldest children)

  • Put these words about cleanliness, into alphabetical order.
  • Cleanliness, purity, bath, laundry, shower, washing, dryer, vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, towel, spotless, soap, shampoo, detergent, toothbrush, disinfectant, sweep, toothpaste.

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