Healthy Me Activities
Catch a Germ
Empty glass jar with lid.
Carrying out the
Show the children the empty jar.
Explain how there are tiny germs inside the jar. Explain how germs
make you sick. Next, pass the jar around and tell each child to take
out a germ. Have them hold the germ in their hand. Now, have
them pick it up and swallow it. Explain how you can’t taste germs or
feel germs but they can make you sick. Pretend everyone swallowed a
cold germ. Have each child pretend to cough and then sneeze.
Show each child how to cover their mouth and nose when the do this.
This keeps the germ from making others sick.