Where possible I always get my children to wash their hands before eating. The bigger two have made up a song to encourage little H to wash hers properly, it goes something like this:
Rub and scratch, rub and scratch
Or you’ll get worms and germs
worms and germs.
la la la la
Lovely, don’t you think?
We did a very simple activity today to show how dirt and germs can spread.
The glitter is meant to represent dirt and germs we can’t see, and show how easily they pass from one person to another.
I was very careful to explain that not all germs are bad, and they shouldn’t worry about holding hands, but should wash them before eating if they can.
The healthy schools project has more information about good hygiene.
Last Updated on September 9, 2022 by Emma Vanstone
I’m so doing this with my two! I’m even going to make them scratch it off their hands and then see where that glitter goes to! Hope there wasn’t too much cleaning for Mummy after this 🙂
Ooo I think this might work with grubby husbands too!
it might 🙂
Mum of One
What a fantastic idea! I will definitely give this a go with the toddler. Thanks so much for sharing with the pin it party. Have pinned to our main board and my own parenting tips board and am following on pinterest 🙂 http://pinterest.com/jbmumofone/boards/
The fairy and the frog
What a great idea. I have taken to smelling The Fairy’s hands for soap as she often says she’s washed her hands already and I’m not 100% sure. Maybe this will help her to see why it’s soooo important!
I do the smelling too.
What a great way to teach little ones why they need to wash hands!
Pinning this from Fairy and the Frog hop!
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought
This is a great idea! I will definitely be trying it with my eldest who is going through a big phase of not wanting to wash her hands when asked!!
All mine are in the phase 🙂
Alice @ Mums Make Lists
Fab idea! And I love the song 🙂
I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive – we’re focused on all things insect & bug this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists
Did you use glitter glue or just water and glitter to make it stick?
Thank you very much