Now that school is back in session, my mind goes straight to the winter germ season which means it’s time to teach the kids with a fun glitter germs activity!
Seriously though, one of the most important things I think I can do is teach them about good hand hygiene. I think it leads to us being healthier (and happier) through cold season.
Making it fun to learn about spreading germs has been the key to my success in getting Weston to actually wash his hands and not just play in the water!
Glitter Germs Activity for Kids
Staying healthy is always a balancing act when you have a busy family. So we work hard on hand washing and we also use hand sanitizer when we’re on the go.
But education on hand washing is still important so try out this easy germ spreading activity with your kids! We’ve included some affiliate links for our favorite products to help you out too!
What You Need for the Germ Spreading Game:
- Small bowl
- Hand/body lotion
- Larger bowl or bucket
- Small Toys
What You Do:
- Mix some lotion and glitter in the bowl.
- Then have your child put some of the “germs” on their hands and rub them together.
- Shake hands with each other or let them touch different surfaces to learn about how germs can be spread!
You can then extend the glitter germ activity lesson and by adding some toys into the mix!
Let your child get the “germs” on their hand and then play with some small toys so they can see how the germs spread. It’s a fun little germ spreading game for them but I like to think they’re learning at the same time!
Then let them practice washing the toys and their hands off with warm, soapy water. It’s a great way to teach them while having some hands-on fun!
Kids learn best when they’re having fun!
Check out some of our favorite small toys to add to our glitter germs activity! Then have fun with your own fun germ spreading activity!
And if you’re looking for more fun things to do with your kids that will require some handwashing later, be sure to check out our ways to have fun getting dirty! You’ll definitely need some handwashing practice then!