Sing a Song
You already know that washing your hands is important to be healthy. This song teaches the proper way to wash your hands.
The Hand Washing Song
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Are you coughing? Are you sneezing?
Cover your mouth, cover your mouth.
Germs are always flying, germs are always flying.
Wash your hands, wash your hands!
Scrub your palms, between the fingers,
Wash the back, wash the back
Twirl the tips around, Scrub them upside down
Thumb attack! Thumb attack!
Germs! Sid the Science Kid
Let your child make his or her own pretend first-aid kit for dramatic play with paper box, cotton balls, Q-tips, popsicle sticks, and cut-up gauze (or toilet paper.)
Read a Book
Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.
- Farm flu by Teresa Bateman; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
- Germs: fact and fiction, friends and foes by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome
- Germs make me sick! by Melvin Berger; illustrated by Marylin Hafner