Monday, September 16, 2013

What's Your Anti-Drug? - Ideas for Red Ribbon Week Activities

NIMCO, Inc. Encourages Red Ribbon Week Activities


Over the next few weeks leading up to Red Ribbon Week 2013, NIMCO will be sharing some activity ideas on our blog that teachers and community leaders can use to help students get excited about Red Ribbon Week. Many of these ideas can be incorporated in your school leading up to Red Ribbon Week. 

Our second entry is entitled: What's Your Anti-Drug? 

Students get to focus on what is more important to them than doing drugs. Essays not only
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Encourage kids to focus on sports instead of doing drugs!
help students with their writing skills but it comes easy when they can write about something
they love. Below are a few ideas on what your students can write about.

• Start out discussing sports and other activities your students enjoy and the specific body
systems needed to participate in these activities. Then talk about the physical effects of
specific drugs and how they would impact a person’s skill level for those activities.

• Student’s write an essay about things they love to do instead of
drugs. Example: basketball, baseball, drawing, music, dancing,
spending time with family and friends.

• Have students brainstorm and create a list of why young people or
adults would start using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Then have
them develop a list of consequences of drug use. Finally, have them
develop a list of ways to be drug-free.

• Why My Parent(s) or Guardians are My Anti-Drugs

TODAY’S MESSAGE

“Loving and living life is my anti-drug!”