Lesson Plan Title: First Aid Kit

Age Range: Grade 3 through Grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: In this lesson, students will learn about the contents of a first aid kit.

Objective: The student will be able to identify the objects in a first aid kit.

Background: There are several core items that will be in all first aid kits this usually includes adhesive medical-grade tape, bandages, antiseptic solution, and gauze. Depending on where the first aid kit is located there will be many different specific items found within it. The contents of any of these kits should reflect the environment that they are found in. For example, in a chemistry lab or somewhere where harmful liquids are present, such as a manufacturing plant, it would make a great of sense to eyewash solution and an open syringe. Students should be made aware of the fact that there is not a one-size fits all first aid kit. Items should be checked at least annual to make sure that they are viable.


Complete first aid kit.

Power Point slide showing the contents of a first aid kit.

First Aid Kit

Activities: Introduce the first aid kit to the students by showing them the contents on the Power Point slide. When you take the slide away, have them write down as many of the objects as possible. Put the slide back up and discuss each item with the students. Talk about what each item is and when you would use it. Play the game again and see if the students can name more items than they did the first time. After they name the item have another student describe what that item is used for. You can also give them scenarios that they must solve. You can do this in person, as a discussion, and then follow it up with a worksheet based independent practice activity. You can also ask students if they take part in any activities such as sports or athletics. You can then ask the class which specific items we may need in a first aid kit that is located there based on the common injuries seen by those activities.

Wrap Up: For homework, have students write about a time they needed or gave first aid to another person. Provide time the next day for them to share their stories. You can also make that a full writing assignment. It is entirely up to you.

I usually assess this chorally. It is difficult to assess this because there are so many different brands of medical supplies. I often find that students get confused between what they have at home and what we have in class.