Franklin County Public Health has developed mosquito educational materials for kids that are designed to spread the message that kids can protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.
The program is intended to be delivered by an FCPH staff member in a 45 minute presentation. Our staff is available to present at camps, classes, church groups, scout groups, etc., in the Franklin County communities we serve. The program is available April through September and is best suited for children in grades 2 through 5. The presentation includes:
You may use the materials on your own as well. These included:
SWAT Team Case File (Activity Book - 2.6MB) - Kids have an opportunity to hunt for mosquito habitats in this workbook and learn to look for places that collect water around their home. They will also use math and language skills to solve puzzles that teach them about actions they can take to keep from getting mosquito bites.
SWAT Team Case File (Coloring Book - 4.2MB) - Kids will also hunt for mosquito habitats in this workbook. They will be able to color the mosquito life cycle and Mack the Mosquito.
SWAT Team Pledge Card - Kids have any opportunity to become part of the SWAT Team by taking this simple pledge. Kids commit to get rid of standing water around their home and protect themselves from mosquitoes. SWAT Team members will also get a wallet card, so they are official.
SWAT Team Button - Each kid will receive a button to designate they are now a member of the SWAT Team and ready to take on mosquitoes.
The Mosquito Menace DVD - This fun and fast-paced 15 minute video all about mosquitoes is available on request from Franklin County Public Health.