Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Up To Me To Be Healthy - 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 17th entry is entitled: It's Up To Me To Be Healthy

Red Ribbon Week is a positive and affirming opportunity for everyone to celebrate a “Drug Free” and a “Healthy Lifestyle.”  
Red Ribbon Week, Red Apple, Red Ribbon Week activities
Red apples are a great way to encourage being
healthy for Red Ribbon Week!

• In class, students are asked to sign their name, write a “Be Healthy” message, and then ‘link’ their papers together (like a chain) to hang up around the school.

• Students can invite their parents or guardians to school for lunch. After lunch, everyone is encouraged to pledge to be healthy by signing his or her name on a paper banner citing the theme.

• Students receive a red apple during lunchtime to enjoy.

• Students write a healthy choice on a beach ball. After completing, the teacher dunks it into a basket as a symbolic gesture.

“A Healthy Me is Drug Free!”

Head over to our website for more Red Ribbon Week information. We also have a page dedicated to the National 2013 Red Ribbon Week Theme "A Healthy Me is Drug Free!" where you can purchase many different promotional items that you can use and pass out to students during Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31st.