I wanted to share a fun activity that we did a couple of weeks ago to show how important it is to correctly wash your hands to get rid of germs.
Here’s what you need:
- a willing participant
- some hand lotion (could probably use solid shortening too)
- fine glitter
- paper towel
- sink with running water
Many times kids will want to just wipe their hands off or just run a little cold water over them. This simple and fun activity shows how germs will stay on your hands, even though you might not see them. I didn’t think of it until afterwards, but it would also be nice to use a baby wipe to show how much is still left behind. The only way to really remove all of the “germs” is plenty of soap under running warm water.