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Germ Play

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Topic:

Health/Body

Content:

Health & Safety

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

cot
toy medical kits
mini flashlights
gauze wraps
notepads for “prescriptions”
slings
splints or large craft sticks
vinyl gloves (use non-latex only)
plastic test tubes and cups



Instructions:

* October is Child Health Month and Family Health Month.
1. Talk to the children about germs and how they make people sick. Ask if
they have ever been to a doctor’s office or hospital. Talk about the things
they do when they are sick (go to the doctor, stay in bed, eat chicken
soup, and so on).
2. Put the materials into the dramatic play center and invite the children to
pretend they are doctors, nurses, other medical experts, and patients.
More to do Set up an area to make get well cards using paper, markers, glue,
and stickers.


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