Hand Hygiene

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Beavers/Cubs Learn the importance of clean hands


Vaseline, different coloured glitters


Make each child put a small amount of Vaseline on their hands, enough to cover the fronts and backs.
Place some glitter (Germs) on several of the cubs hands.
Ask these Beavers/cubs to shake hands with other cubs.
They will soon see that the glitter (germs) travels fast.

You can also mix glitter with hand lotion/liquid soap/baby oil and see how long it takes to wash off and get rid of all the glitter - this shows that you need to wash your hands properly to get rid of any "germs"


Talk about why it's important to wash our hands and also when we should wash our hands



  • clean hands
  • cleaning your hands
  • cooking
  • hands
  • hygeine

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