Health Awareness Activities

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

These activities help teach health awareness to your students by allowing them to actively participate in their learning. Through both individual and group activities, your students will learn about conditions and diseases that can occur as well as tips to stay healthy.

Health Awareness

A healthy body is essential for growth and development. There are many people, both young and old, that have to learn how to get and stay healthy. One of the first steps in learning how to be healthy is to become aware of one's current health status. The next step would be to learn how to go from current health status to a healthier status. It is unfortunate that most people do not work on their health until something goes wrong in their bodies. If they were aware of their health prior to that, then it is possible they could have prevented anything from going wrong with their health.

You can help your students become more aware of their health and what constitutes good health through health awareness activities. The recommended activities below, both individual and group, will get your students started on their way to health awareness.

Health Awareness Posters

This is an activity that will allow your students to create posters and put them on display.


  • Poster boards or large scroll paper
  • Markers and/or colored pencils
  • Health textbooks


  • Have students work in groups of 3 - 4
  • Instruct students to find health tips in their health textbooks and then create health posters by illustrating 6 - 8 different health tips (each student should choose and illustrate two tips) on the poster boards or poster size sections of scroll paper
  • Students will then hang their completed posters around the classroom or throughout the hallway of your classroom, creating an exhibit that other students can see while walking to class or that other classes can be invited to come in and do a 'gallery walk-through'.

Health Fair

This activity will allow your students to educate others on the information from their health posters created in the Health Awareness Posters activity.


  • Internet access and/or health textbooks
  • Health Awareness posters
  • Notecards

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