We are starting our Human Body Unit this week. Of course we are creating a new lapbook. Yep, Human Body Lapbook, here we come!! (I will post this book and all supporting studies in one combined post once we are finished). Since we have all been sick on and off for the last 2 months what better starting point…germs!
We started out watching a short episode of Sid the Science Kid talking about germs.
Alex was super interested in this topic. Surprisingly, both kids went and washed their hands after this video! I then discussed what a germ is and what they do. Alex liked that I described them as tiny invaders…I am sure he is convinced that a germ is some sort of ninja. Next was time for art. Alex and Ava were given a hunk of crayola craft clay and lots of crafty odds and ends and asked to make a pet germ.
Next we watched a short clip which Alex found totally hilarious titled ‘The Sneeze, the journey of a germ” located on Discovery Education Streaming. We lost Ava to her room around this time but Alex was still gung-ho on germs. He sat still and watched an entire, 28 minute, Reading Rainbow episode on germs.
Overall, it was a really good day. We had a few melt downs here and there, I blame it on the full moon, but now that they are all asleep and I have a glass of wine I would certainly call it a good day. And I am convinced that I will have no problem convincing my kids to wash their hands for at least the next day or so!
**you can find a few more germ activities here***