The blue hand game is played by children in WaterAidâ€™s projects around the world. It helps them learn how quickly germs can spread if you donâ€™t wash your hands.
â€¢ A football or beach ball
â€¢ Blue powder paint or flour
How to play:
â€¢ One child is chosen to cover their hands in blue powder paint or flour.
â€¢ The children then play a game of catch.
â€¢ After playing the game ask the children to hold up their hands if they have any blue powder on them.
â€¢ Ask them to imagine that the blue powder is germs â€“ what has happened to the germs that were on the first personâ€™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.