Elementary Science K/2

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Lesson 2 - Clean BodyEdit

MaterialsEdit

Toothpaste, Soap, Toothbrush

Tell the children that it is nice to be around people who are clean. Keeping your body, hands, face, and hair clean helps to keep away germs. Review with them that germs are tiny things we cannot see, but can make people sick. Germs get into our bodies and make us feel bad.

Discuss with the class some of the ways we take care of our bodies, such as washing our hands and face with soap and water, brushing our teeth, etc. Demonstrate how to properly wash hands and brush teeth using real materials (show the children toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, etc.) if possible.

ActivitiesEdit

Sing the following verses while using the hand and body movements (adding your own if you wish) to the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush":

This is the way we brush our teeth (simulate brushing teeth)

Brush our teeth, brush our teeth.

This is the way we brush our teeth

To keep our bodies healthy.

This is the way we wash our hands... (simulate washing hands)

This is the way we exercise.... (do jumping jacks)

This is the way we take a nap... (tilt head, place on folded hands)

This is the way we eat good food... (simulate spooning food into mouth)

This is the way we wash our face... (simulate washing face)

This is the way we take a bath... (rub arms as if washing)

This is the way we wash our hair... (simulate washing hair)

BooksEdit