Subject : 

Health Habits

Topic :


Term :

Third Term / 1st Term


Week 4

Class :

Nursery 1


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have the previous knowledge of


Materials That Can Be Used For Sanitation


that was taught in the last lesson



Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Mention types of pests
  • Say how to control pests at home

Instructional Materials :

  • Insecticide
  • Kerosene
  • Charts
  • Picture books
  • Towel
  • Wash Hand Basin

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :


Pests are tiny creatures or organisms that are found almost anywhere. They cause havoc and damages to peaceful living. Some pests can bite, other chew while some suck our blood.


Examples Of Household Pests 

1. Mosquitoes

2. Ants

3. Termites

4. Bedbugs

5. Cockroaches

6. House files

7. Mice

8. Rats



Dangers Cause By Household Pests 

1. Bites from female anopheles mosquitoes cause malaria

2. Ant bites cause skin irritation

3. When you are bitten by termites, you may have sores on your body

4. Bedbugs suck human blood. Their bites causes  sleepless nights and rashes

5. Cockroaches smell in such an awful way. Their faces causes dysentery and diarrhea

6. House flies causes and spread cholera through their activities

7. Mice, if unchecked will be your neighbors in your house. They produce and have young one at a very fast rate. They eat up uncovered food items thereby spreading diseases

8. Rats are the bigger version of mice. Rats eat up anything like important documents, books, certificates and at times if your hands or feet are dirty, they scrape it with their teeth




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.





Mention four household events

  1. ____________________________________
  2. ____________________________________
  3. ____________________________________
  4. ____________________________________







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