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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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