This week we have been looking at germs and hygiene. We began the week by telling the story of the little princess who didn’t like washing her hands in our language for thinking sessions. We discussed who the characters were in the story and why certain characters kept telling the princess to wash her hands. We discussed the importance of clean hands and how germs can spread. We demonstrated the spread of a sneeze by using a water pistol. The children then had the opportunity to pretend to sneeze using the water pistols in the water tray.
During our language for thinking sessions we used glitter on our hands as germs and watched as they spread when we shook hands. We also learnt how to wash our hands properly using soap and water. The children have been involved in lots of activities during discovery time linked to our topic.