Whether sitting down for lunch or just getting home from school, washing hands and staying clean is essential to a child’s health. But, how can you make your children understand about something invisible like germs and microbes?
With a cute video about Germy The Germ, of course!
Grab your kids and sit down for a view and chat about germs…
Don’t let Jim, Bob, and Marty have a germ party!
I Can Teach My Child has a great activity to show how germs are spread. You will need some glitter to represent germs. This is a great idea to use something kids can actually see. Just be careful, this can be a little messy…
Here’s what you’ll need: a bottle of Purell, gitter, and a few willing participants.
Squirt some Purell on your child’s hands. Pour some glitter on top of the Purell. Have your child rub his/her hands together until there is glitter all over. Have that child go around the room, shaking hands with friends/other siblings and touching a few surfaces. After every child has been included and multiple surfaces have been touched, have the children look at their hands and around the room to see if they can find glitter.
Tell your children that germs are kind of like the glitter on your hands…except germs areinvisible. Every time we touch another person or a surface, our germs get passed around. Some of these germs can make us really sick. Then have your child wash his/her hands with soap and water and see what happened to the glitter. There might still be a little bit left, but the majority of the glitter gets washed away. ~For Full Post With Pictures visit: I Can Teach My Child, How Are Germs Spread
Home Science Tools has more fun activities and experiments to teach young children about germs. Check those out here: Science Projects About Germs