The blue hand game
The blue hand game is played by children in WaterAid's projects around the world. It helps them learn how quickly germs can spread if you don't wash your hands.
A football or beach ball
Blue powder paint or flour
How to play:
- One child is chosen to cover their hands in blue powder paint or flour.
- The children then play a game of catch.
- After playing the game ask the children to hold up their hands if they have any blue powder on them.
- Ask them to imagine that the blue powder is germs
- “ what has happened to the germs that were on the first person's hands?
- How could they have got rid of the germs to prevent it from spreading to others?
A discussion could follow about the importance of washing hands.
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