No. 3. Good Health and Well-being (Activity 1 Glitter Germ Game&The UV Game)
Glitter (alternatives include using Body safe UV paint, regular art paint, markers etc
Cleaning materials/baby wipes
Aim Please refer to Leaders introduction (IGG Brownie Special Focus No 3 (Leaders Introduction to Activities)
Glitter Germ Game/The UV Game
To show how germs are passed on by airborne/touch method: (if using glitter this activity is probably best completed outdoors!)
• Divide the Brownies into groups of two and give each girl a small amount of glitter (have a range of colours to show the spread of germs)
• The girls blow glitter at each other but stress not towards the face.
• They then discuss the following:
Where on my person is there glitter?
How did it get there?
What does the glitter represent?
How was the glitter passed from girl to girl?
What does the spread of glitter represent in this instance? (Contamination by sneezing)
1. Glitter can be placed on the tip of a marker or pritt stick.
2. The Brownies each write their name on a piece of paper and mark it with their glitter.
3. The pages are then passed around the room and each girl make a mark with her glitter on the other pages.
UV paint on fingertips will also be very effective when the lights are turned out.
Discuss the importance to our health of washing our hands. Make a poster showing how to wash your hands and display it in the bathroom.
Discuss what germs are and how they can be passed on.
Discuss how we can help prevent the spread of germs, e.g. washing our hands, covering our mouths when coughing or sneezing, using a hanky/tissue to blow our nose and disposing of it properly.
Discuss the importance of good hygiene, in the home, at school, at your meeting place.
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