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Children will sequence the steps of washing their hands.

Vocabulary: faucet, rinse, suds

SEL Focus: responsible decision making

Simple, spectacular ideas to boost your lessons.

Paired Text: Sick Simon by Dan Krall

  • When Simon goes to school with a cold, he’s a hero… to germs, that is! When it comes to everyone else, it’s a diff erent story.
  • This book is a great, giggly way to teach kids about how germs spread.

Scavenger Hunt: S Is for Soap!

  • Together, hunt for all the s’s in the mini book. Circle each one!

Class Brainstorm: Ways to Stay Healthy

  • Together, brainstorm ways kids can stay healthy at home and at school. Write children’s ideas on chart paper.
  • Start with washing your hands. Then discuss things like using a tissue and coughing into your elbow. Also include eating right and exercising!

Hands-on Activity: Make Your Own Soap

Skill: follow directions

Materials: large bowl, 2 cups of soap flakes, 1/4 cup water, food coloring and vegetable oil (optional)

  • Pour the soap flakes into a large bowl. Add the water slowly until the mixture is the consistency of play dough.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring if desired.
  • Let kids shape the soap however they’d like! Let dry overnight.
  • TIP: You can put vegetable oil on kids’ hands if the mixture is too sticky.