With lots of germs being about at the moment, including Coronavirus aka Covid-19 around handwashing has never been more important. So we want to share some fun way to get kids washing their hands and to explain to them the reason for all this handwashing.
We have gathered different practical ideas to get children to understand why handwashing is important and how it can be shown in a fun simple way!
Fun Ways to Get Kids Washing their Hands
Glitter germs are a great way to teach kids about the spread of germs! Exceptional thinkers show us that its fun to wash your hands. It also shows the great difference soap makes when trying to clean glitter or germs off your hands. This is fantastic for children to learn as especially in the winter season it’s easy to catch colds.
Here we see the great activity of using pepper and water. The soap repels the pepper showing how this can stop the spread of germs. Exceptionally Educational have put together this blog showing just how easy it is. It’s brilliant to show Your children learn in a simple way just how strong soap is.
Don’t like glitter? Try pompoms! It’s a fantastic way of showing kids just how far germs can spread and how effective covering your mouth is when you sneeze or cough. Gathering bright pompoms and throwing them about, what couldn’t be more fun!
Germ themed blow art, use straws and paint to create your own germ! This can show the spread when you blow and also can be a great reminder in your bathroom to always clean your hands. Just like Simply Everyday Mom you can Paint them, name them and hang them up.
Probably most simple but still really effective. Gather all the washable toys in your house and wash them with soap. Not only are you teaching your child to wash their hands but to also wash their toys. You could also jazz it up and use bright coloured soap with bubbles!
This is great if you want to show the effects of germs and not washing your hands. It’s also really simple with an amazingly shocking outcome. Show your children different pieces of bread that have been rubbed on different things, one of them being clean hands. Take a look at Science Alerts results and discover just how great soap is when killing germs.
If you are isolating due to illness or a virus then we have over 100 great indoor activities that are simple to set up to do with kids. Helping you keep sane and them occupied.
Is there another way to teach kids to wash there hands
This is brilliant! Our 2-year-old gets to clean a new matchbox car every time he is washing hands and it works like a charm 🙂