|Paper Bag Puppets for teaching about Germs, Colds and Flu Season and Staying Healthy!|
|The Puppets had a "Ahh-Choo" poem attached and we sang songs to our puppets.|
|Germ Buster Girl Puppets for teaching about Cold and flu prevention....|
|Boy Germ Buster Puppet for teaching about germs, and Cold and Flu prevention....|
I read the kids 2 books; Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger, and SHERM the Germ by Bobbi Katz.
Germs, Germs Germs, and Germs Make Me Sick are 2 really cute books. They are favorites of the kids too!
2care2teach has a cute poem. We usually use a poem with our art and find a familiar tune to sing it to (ABC song, Itsy Bitsy, Bingo, Jimmy Crack Corn etc.). Kidscoop had a really cute song to the tune of twinkle twinkle.
The Sneeze Song
(Tune: “Pop Goes the Weasel”) (Check it out HERE)
When I have to cough or sneeze
This is what I do. (Point finger.)
I hold my elbow up (Hold up elbow in front of face.)
And in to it kerchoo! (Pretend to sneeze in elbow.)
KKEERRCCHHOO! (Say this line as you dramatically pretend
to sneeze in your elbow.)
HERE at Livespeaklove I found a really cute ACHOO! BINGO game that has words that have to do with staying healthy (cover mouth, wash hands, sleep, exercise, healthy food etc.). I use this for a center game the week we study health.We made some paper bag puppets to go with out GERMS unit.
|At First Grade Fever she had these cute tooth fairy puppets the kids made that gave me an idea for our puppets. I may do a cuter one next year. I have 30 students this year though so I'll keep it simple for now.|
Have you tried Glo Germ with your students? It is kind of like that stuff you use to get from the dentist that you would chew and it would show you all the places you had missed when you brushed... Glo germ works the same way. I think mine cost about $8.00 for the size below on Amazon.
|I bought some of this glo germ in yellow for the black light experiment. It is fun and gets the message out how important it is to handwash and sneeze in our sleeve, not our hands, so we don't spread sneeze or cold germs. But you could do the lotion and glitter experiment just as easily....|
It sticks to germs and then they show up with a black light! It's a great way to help kids understand how important it is to wash hands thoroughly to get rid of germs!
Shake hands with the first student and then the best demo is to have that student shake hands with a second and so on....the Glo Germ trace will usually go to 5 to 6 students.
|You can get a small black light for less than $10.00 check it out HERE.|
HERE at Patties Classroom.
|We read 2 Weekly Readers I had saved from Years ago.....back in the dinosaur age when I started teaching....snicker....|
This is a great book to read when you are done with your mini unit; HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON! It is a really cute story the kids love it!
|The Jane Yolen Dinosaur books are really funny and a quick read that kids LOVE! This one is about taking care of a cold.|