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First Aid skills are vital for children to learn, and one of the best approaches is to use problem solving and scenarios to encourage children to think, plan, discuss and consider the best response. These task cards contain questions and suggested topics for helping children develop their answer. They encourage them to think about what they have learnt in a First Aid class, and how to apply their knowledge.
The answers are not prescriptive; instead they include suggestions for ideas to help answer the question on the task card. The questions and answers can be adapted to suit different levels of skills and knowledge and various age groups. The scenarios range from simple, school based problems through to complex, high risk scenarios.
Teacher or adult input is essential for using these task cards. These task cards are not a replacement for a First Aid course or class, but can be used as a learning and problem solving tool within a class.
It is assumed that children are attending a First Aid course with a trained provider, such as through a school program or Cub / Scout group. Cut out the cards, provide one question to each pair or group and ask them to spend a few minutes talking about the situation, discussing their approach and developing their answer. Provide the suggested answers if needed to guide their thinking. Encourage the pairs or groups to come together and share their answers with the whole class, or write down their answers before moving on to the next task card.