The blue hand game

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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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  • Environment
  • saving water
  • washing
  • waste
  • water
  • Water activities

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