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Super Mario First Aid Game: Help Mario Treat His Scraped Knee

interactive first aid game for kids

See paper/cut-out version at bottom of post.

Video Tutorial


Practical Application: Bringing First Aid to Life


Teach students how to help with minor wounds, like knee scrapes, using real items such as mild soap, a towel, antibiotic ointment, and a Band-Aid. They can practice on themselves, a doll, or another object to improve their skills and gain more confidence.

interactive first aid game for kids
Band-Aid on Knees

Step-by-Step Guidance

Guide your child or student through the process of providing first aid for a scraped knee. 

  1. Clean the wound:
    • Wash hands thoroughly with mild soap and warm water.
    • Rinse the scraped knee with clean water, gently removing any dirt or debris.
    • Pat the knee dry with a clean towel by gently blotting the area. Ensure it is completely dry before proceeding.
  2. Apply antibiotic ointment:
    • Squeeze a small amount of antibiotic ointment onto your fingertip.
    • Carefully apply the ointment around the scraped knee, avoiding direct contact with an open wound.
  3. Cover with a Band-Aid:
    • Peel off the backing of the band-aid to reveal the sticky side.
    • Place the band-aid over the scraped knee, positioning the padding portion directly over the wound.
    • Ensure the Band-Aid fully covers the wound. If needed, use more than one band-aid.
    • Press down gently on the band-aid to secure it in place. Avoid applying direct pressure onto the wound itself.

Academic Engagement

In this first aid activity, individuals have the chance to improve their academic skills through tasks such as reading labels and counting objects.

interactive first aid game
Antibiotic Ointment Label

Participants also gain knowledge on how to follow instructions, understand sequential order, maintain focus, and successfully finish tasks. 

Social-Skill Building

Engaging in the practical application and academic engagement of this first aid activity can also foster the development of social skills. Through cooperative participation, individuals build communication and problem-solving skills, while practicing self-care.

interactive first aid game for kids
Putting on a Band-Aid

Students can also practice empathy while they care for a “pretend wound” on a stuffed animal, a doll, etc.  

Research-Based Support

Research has shown the benefits of hands-on and visual learning for all students, including those with diverse learning needs. Here are some research articles that support the effectiveness of these approaches:

  1. The Impact of Hands-On-Approach on Student Academic Performance in Basic Science and Mathematics
  2. Practical Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Review of Literature
  3. Teaching Children with ADHD – Instructional Strategies & Practices
  4. Classroom Challenges – Working with Pupils with Communication Disorders

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