• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Home Economics
  • Topic: Bathing
  • Content: When to wash the body, materials needed for bathing e.g., soap, water, sponge

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

Cognitive Domain:

  • Identify and categorize appropriate times for bathing, such as after playtime or before bedtime.

Affective Domain:

  • Express the importance of personal hygiene in relation to bathing.

Psychomotor Domain:

  • Demonstrate the use of bathing materials, like soap, water, sponge, and towel, in a sequential order.

Social Domain:

  • Discuss and share experiences about bathing routines among peers, emphasizing the importance of cleanliness.

Reference Materials:
  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Visual aids (pictures of bathing materials)
  • Real-life examples of bathing materials (soap, sponge, water)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding when to wash the body and the materials needed for bathing is crucial for personal hygiene and overall health.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of personal hygiene practices.


Content Development: Bathing

Content Time Teaching Method Teacher’s Point/Activities Pupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 mins Question and Answer Discuss when it is essential to wash the body. Ask pupils to share their thoughts. Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
Identification of Bathing Materials 10 mins Group Activity Show pictures of bathing materials. Group pupils and ask them to identify at least five items used in bathing. Identify and discuss items in groups.
When to Wash the Body 10 mins Discussion Explain the importance of bathing and when it is necessary (e.g., after play, in the morning). Discuss and share when they think it’s appropriate to wash the body.
Note taking 5 mins Writing Provide a list of the identified items in bathing. Encourage note-taking. Write down the items in their notebooks.
Evaluation 5 mins Question and Answer Ask questions about the importance of bathing and name some items used. Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 mins Recap and Discussion Summarize the lesson. Emphasize the significance of personal hygiene. Share what they’ve learned and discuss personal hygiene.

Classroom Note:

When to Wash The Body:

  1. Morning: Start your day with a bath to feel fresh and clean.
  2. After Play: After running, playing sports, or getting sweaty, take a bath to wash away dirt and sweat.
  3. Before Bed: It’s good to bathe before sleeping to feel relaxed and clean.

Materials Needed For Bathing:

  1. Soap: Use soap to cleanse your body and remove dirt.
  2. Water: The main ingredient for a bath. It helps wash away the soap and dirt.
  3. Shampoo: Specifically for cleaning hair and keeping it healthy.
  4. Sponge or Washcloth: Used to scrub and clean the skin.
  5. Clothes: Clean clothes to put on after bathing.
  6. Towel: To dry yourself after the bath.
  7. Toothbrush and Toothpaste: For cleaning teeth, an essential part of personal hygiene.
  8. Comb or Brush: For tidying hair after washing.

Bathing keeps us feeling fresh, healthy, and ready for the day ahead!


  1. Why is it important to wash our bodies?
  2. Can you name five items we use in bathing?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: December 23, 2023