Bringing Cancer Awareness to Kids - ideas for arts & crafts?
I'm an art teacher, and I'm passionate about doing charity work, as well as bringing awareness to my students, such as breast cancer awareness. I was thinking about doing a lesson plan in honor of breast cancer and heart disease (both will be on separate days). However, I wasn't sure if this idea would be receptive to the administration and the kids' parents. Any thoughts/ ideas/ suggestions/ recommendations would be most appreciated. I should also mention that the age groups range from ages 5-12.Thanks
Posted 3 years ago in Other by TestHacker


It would seem to be that a 5-12 year old isn't going to be able to relate to a person who has breast cancer. Why don't you talk about a cancer that affects kids their neuroblastoma. It's a tough topic, and it should probably have to be handled differently from a 5 year old vs. a 12 year old. You probably know that though. I think it's a good idea, hopefully the parents/admin will too. But maybe you should put a positive spin on it, like how can someone their age help. They could get active in a fundraiser like Cookies for Cancer or Alex's Lemonade Stand, or participate in a walk-a-thon, or something like that. Maybe they could as a group make some kind of art project to donate to a fundraising event that has an auction. I was recently at a fundraiser where the children in a school hand-painted a bench and donated it to a fundraiser as a silent auction item in honor of their classmate who has cancer (a 3rd grader). The bench raised over $1,000.Here's a link to a parent's group that maybe you could get some ideas. Good luck :)

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