Friday, September 2, 2011


Today we had a lesson on germs. Believe it or not I had this lesson planned BEFORE we all came down with colds this week.

It was kind of hard to explain what a germ was to my 4 year old. I didn't want her to think there were really bugs on her hands. But I told her there were tiny bugs that makes us sick everywhere. I told her that THAT is why it's so important for us to be clean, Body and Environment, and to wash our hands regularly. This made sense to her. We talked about how to cough into our elbow instead of onto our hands.
Then we walked about how to correctly wash our hands. We talked about using warm water, soap, and lathering for 30 seconds. I told her that it was good to sing the ABC song while she rubbed her hands together, and that would be a good length of time. Then she could rinse and dry her hands.
Then we watched these youtube videos on Germs and Handwashing.

We did this fun craft-we made paint germs. I thought they were cute.
Wet down water color paints until they are quite runny. Then using a dropper, suck up the liquid. Then drop it onto your paper.
Using a straw, blow the paint all over the paper, making germs.
When you are done they should look something like this. Let them dry completely. We came back the next day.
Then we glued on googly eyes and drew mouths on them.

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