Children and Hospitals Week: Building Healthy Superheroes

Building Healthy Heroes (Kindergartners only)

Feb. 24 to 28, 2020

The Building Healthy Heroes field trip is a fun and interactive day designed for kindergarten students. The program teaches healthy and safety lifestyle choices for children, while introducing them to a doctor’s office, hospital and the wonderful people who work with kids every day!

The field trip has three areas: Wellness World, Safety Ville and Hospital Land. As the students travel through Wellness World, they will learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, limiting screen time, being active, avoiding sugary drinks, taking care of their teeth and recognizing their emotions.

In Safety Ville, they will learn to always buckle up and use a booster seat; to use a bicycle helmet for every ride, every time; to never put their feet in the street until they have looked left-right-left and listened; to crawl low in smoke; and to stop, drop and roll if their clothes are on fire.

Hospital Land is set up as a pretend doctor’s office and hospital complete with a lab, X-ray and surgery areas. The goal is to get students used to these settings so they are not scary in real life.

After the class visits an area, the teacher will receive a token, and the students will activate their healthy superpowers for the area. Once the class has received all three tokens and the students’ superpowers have been activated, they will be ready for their Healthy Superhero graduation. At the final stop, they will learn the official Healthy Superhero pledge, receive their official capes and transform into Healthy Superheroes!

Field trip details

  • Registration: Opens Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
  • Location: Louisville Slugger Field
  • Cost: Free! Schools must cover transportation.
  • Transportation: Each school is responsible for coordinating its own transportation. Jefferson Transportation is offering a special rate of $175 for the field trip; its buses can stay later than school buses. For more information, call (502) 614-7269.
  • Lunch: Lunch areas are not available; please make alternative plans for lunch. Have a snack before boarding the bus, and eat a sack lunch at a park or in the classroom after the field trip.

For additional information, contact Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness at (502) 629-7358.

Children & Hospitals Week Registration Form

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