Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tot activities and germ game.

DD2 has been working on pouring (water)
fine motor control - using a game the older girls have
and with mosaics

but her favourite by far has been our updated handwashing station. DD8 and DD6 were kind enough to demonstrate the importance of soap when washing hands.(I read about the glitter from a yahoo discussion group and it sounded too much fun to ignore)
First they used glitter glue to demonstrate that germs spread from you hands when you sneeze or cough
if you then touch something else the germs stick to that as well

so you need to wash your hands - but water is not enough, if you just wash with water the germs are still there and if you then dry your hands you leave germs on the towel
but if you wash with soap then water your hands become clean

They also used normal glitter to prove the 'catch it, bin it , kill it' - they placed glitter in the palm of their hands and fake sneezed to blow it around the room to prove the importance of catching it in a tissue to drop in the bin. They seemed quiet shocked at how far the glitter travelled.

I now have a beautiful sparkly school room to clean -yay : )


The Adventurer said...

What a fantastic idea. I am going to do this with my kids ASAP. However we are going to do it outside:)

Alycia in Va. said...

Greetings! I just stumbled upon your blog during a search. Just wanted to say hello and I look forward to reading it. I have 3 daughters ages 7, 3, 1.5 and we are also a Montessori family.
Please stop by :)

Aly. in Va.

Anonymous said...

The idea of using glitter glue to concretely demonstrate the spreading/sharing of germs is great! Thanks for sharing and adding lots of pictures too.

Kara said...

This is GREAT! I'm going to try this with our crew...we're always after them to spend a bit more time washing and I love how concrete and visual this is.
Great post!
~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

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