Jo Ellen has been taking class with GITC at Luther Burbank Elementary School in Logan Heights, San Diego, California. She knows what makes students catch cold and get hurt and she decided to stop trouble before it starts with a song. With her permission, we are sharing it here and hope it helps children you know stay healthy this winter!

Seven Basics For Good HealthBased on the tune of “The Wheels On The Bus”

(c)2014 Jo Ellen Keck, LVN

 

I

There are seven basics for good health

We can follow,

V

We can follow

 I

We can follow,

I

Here are seven basics for good health

We can follow

V                     I

Each and every day.

 

One! (spoken)

Eat fruits and veggies

To get healthy and strong,

Healthy and strong,

Healthy and strong,

Eat fruits and veggies

To get healthy and strong

Each and every day.

 

Two! (spoken)

Bathe everyday to be clean and fresh,

Clean and fresh,

Clean and fresh,

Bathe everyday to be clean and fresh

Each and every day.

 

Three! (spoken)

Brush and floss your teeth twice a day

Twice a day!

Twice a day!

Brush and floss your teeth twice a day

To avoid cavities!

 

Four! (spoken)

Don’t put your mouth

On a drinking fountain,

Drinking fountain,

Drinking fountain,

Don’t put your mouth

On a drinking fountain

Avoid bacteria!

 

Five! (spoken)

When you cough or sneeze,

Please cover your mouth,

Cover your mouth,

Cover your mouth,

When you cough or sneeze,

Please cover your mouth

Avoid spreading your cold!

 

Six! (spoken)

Wash your hands well

To keep germs away,

Germs away,

Germs away,

Wash your hands well

To keep germs away,

Many times each day.

 

Seven! (spoken)

Walk, run and dance to be active and fit,

Active and fit,

Active and fit,

Walk, run and dance to be active and fit,

Each and every day!

 

Repeat Verse One

 


Note: If you play this song on ukulele, your I chord is a C. Your V chord is a G7.

If you play on guitar, your I chord is a G. Your V chord is Easy D (a.k.a. D7). Please capo on fret 5 to match ukulele and sing in a child-friendly key.

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