Nicotine Free Week Activities

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2019 Showcase

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Don’t Start

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Activities For All Ages

Use this site! Have kids put together puzzles of past TFK Week T-shirt Contest Design Contest entries. Help kids see how much smoking stinks with a new Memory Match game, or give them a prize for the highest score on the quiz. They can even enter the Chamber of Horrors and see gruesome cancer photos, if they dare! Check out all the games on Smoking Stinks here.

Classroom Presentation. Have students create a PowerPoint about the dangers of tobacco products as a class or a group project and present to younger audiences within the school. Go to the Smoking Stinks Fast Facts page for up-to-date information.

Create a Graffiti/Pledge Wall. Cover a wall with white paper and have kids write anti-tobacco graffiti on it, or use it as a pledge wall and see how many kids you can get to sign their names as a promise not to use tobacco.

Door Decorating Contest. Have homeroom classrooms (students and teachers) decorate their classroom door with anti-tobacco messages.

Got a regular group event? Make it a tobacco-free activity. Planning a dance? Make it a tobacco-free celebration. On a sports team? Hold a tobacco-free event at a practice or before or after the game.

Have friends for life. Make a friendship bracelet and wear it as a promise that you won’t smoke. Or give it to a friend or family member.

Lights, Camera, Quit! Write anti-smoking skits or TV ads and film them with a phone, tablet, digital camera or camcorder. Show them to your group. Send a copy to Learn To Live at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or email hdltl@aacounty.org. Acceptable formats are: avi, swf, wmv, mpeg or mov. We may post your video on the Showcase page.

Question Table. At a designated table display, have pieces of paper for students to write questions about tobacco-use and answer them throughout the week. Use these during the morning announcements.

School Skit. Have students create a tobacco-free skit or play to showcase to their peers during lunch or classes. Take a video of it and send it to Learn To Live at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, or email hdltl@aacounty.org. Acceptable formats are: avi, swf, mpeg or mov. We may post the video on the Smoking Stinks showcase page.

Speak out! Make daily announcements giving the nasty facts on smoking. See the Facts.

Tobacco Topic. Focus on one specific tobacco product each day of TFK Week and educate students on the dangers of each one. (Example/ Monday: Keep your smile, don’t lose your teeth from smokeless tobacco, Tuesday: Vaping- don’t let the flavors trick you, it is not the safer choice, Wednesday: don’t be fooled by cigars/cigarillos, Thursday: Smoking kills; say no to cigarettes, Friday: Don’t get hooked on hookah, learn the truth.) For more information on these products, go to the Smoking Stinks Fast Facts page.

Tobacco Wheel. Make your own tobacco wheel by cutting a circle with cardboard and adding a spinner. Type out tobacco related questions and glue them to the wheel for an interactive game. Check out the Smoking Stinks Fast Facts page to develop questions.

More Activity Ideas
Check out the Elementary School Age and Middle/High School Age Activities!

Supplies are for Anne Arundel County groups only.