Did you know that World Mosquito Day is observed on the 20th of August every year to commemorate British born doctor Sir Ronald Ross's 1897 discovery of the connection between mosquitoes and the transmission of Malaria. It is also a day to remind us to be more vigilant and aware about the risks of Malaria and other mosquito borne diseases.

We want to take this opportunity to also encourage students and children to think about natural ways to repel mosquitoes and stay protected. This printable activity is aimed at challenging them to contribute scientifically and creatively to bring more awareness to this cause.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will research about the dangers of mosquito borne diseases and identify natural ways to repel them. They will learn about how to concoct their own mosquito repellent.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop a stronger understanding about major diseases borne by mosquitoes.
  • Learn how to do basic online/offline research and experimentation.
  • Develop their artistic and design skills through the creation of unique branding designs on the printable.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about mosquitoes. Here's a video about mosquitoes and how they affect the lives of millions around the world:

Here's an article featuring some natural mosquito repellent:

10 Natural Mosquito Repellents: What Works
Most commercial bug repellents can cause health and environmental problems. Learn about natural repellents that actually work.
  • Get started on your Asian elephant designs!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This creative printable design challenge pack consists of 2 printable worksheets:

  • 1 natural mosquito repellent recipe sheet.
  • 1 natural mosquito repellent branding and bottle design sheet.

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