3 Ways to Teach Your Kids about Germs
Teaching kids about germs in 2021
3 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids about Germs
With everything going on these days it's important that our kids understand how quickly germs can spread and make us sick. We've rounded up three fun ways you can teach your kiddos about microbes how they can spread and what we can do about them. Hope this helps!
Glitter Germs - Sprinkle some glitter in your child's hand. Tell them that the glitter represents germs. Have them shake your hand and touch objects that they use every day. Explain to them that germs can easily transfer from an object or person very quickly. That is why it is very important to wash your hands!
Make your Own Soap - Making your own soap is an easy and fun way to get your kids to wash their hands. All you need is glycerin cubes (approx 3), a silicone muffin tray or a small plastic container and a toy. Microwave 2 cubes of glycerin for 20 seconds. Pour it into your mold and allow it to slightly harden for about 20 minutes. Then, insert the small toy and microwave the rest of the glycerin. Pour the remainder of the glycerin into your mold and let it harden for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes. There you have it your own personalized soap. Don't forget to have your kids wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.
A Closer look at Microbes - Some times it's hard to convince our kiddos that microbes exist especially since they are invisible to the naked eye. Take a look on the internet to see what microbes like the cold, flu or coronavirus look like under a microscope. Have your kids make these microbes using some modeling clay and other craft material you have at home. This way they'll be able to see that these microbes do exist!