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First aid kit - resources and lesson plans

It is vital to have a first aid kit at home, and also a good idea to keep one in the boot of the car. It’s important that the first aid kit is accessible and children know where to find it in case of emergency.

Lesson overview – first aid kit

In this lesson, students will learn why it’s important to keep a first aid kit and what needs to go in a first aid kit.

The lesson plan includes suggested activities, such as making a list of what first aid equipment they would need to take on a camping trip and drawing a map of where first aid kits are located in the school. There are also suggested further exercises, including designing information signs and marking on a map where first aid kits would need to be in a leisure centre.

Looking for Key Stage first aid lesson plans and resources?

We have created a range of first aid lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2, Key stage 3, and Key Stage 4. Our teaching pathways cover the new first aid requirements for health education.

View our Key Stage first aid teaching resources.


Pupil practising a head bandage.

More information

Get more information on how to use a first aid kit in our first aid advice.

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