Monday, June 15, 2020


Oh, yeah!  Washing hands is going to be more important than ever in the future!

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Germs (Kate Brown)
Sing this song to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" when children wash hands.
Wash, wash, wash your germs.
Wash your germs away.
So that you do not get sick
and you can play all day!

We're all going to be washing our hands a LOT more in the future. You should probably teach the children to sing the above song several times to make sure they get all those germs!

Body Writing (Paige Savage)
Use your body to practice writing letters. Your head is the top line. Your belly button is your middle line. Your toes are the bottom line. Start at your head for tall letters and the belly button for short letters.
For example:
Capital T - Start at your head and straight down. Pick up your pencil and add his hat.
Lowercase t - Start at the head and straight down. Pick up your pencil and add his belt.

This could easily be adapted for active learning. Use this idea when teaching alphabet letters to younger children, or use it for writing sight words or spelling words with older children.

Rainbow Wishes (Karen Eldred)
Use this for a friend who is sick or for someone special.

     Close your eyes and make a picture of _____ in your brain. (Close eyes.)
     Rub your hands together slowly as you think of _____. (Rub palms)
     Rub faster, thinking of everything you remember or love about them.
     Send them your LOVE. (Throw arms up in the air.)
     Grab the love and bring it back to your heart. (Cross arms over chest.)


Wouldn't this be a positive way to comfort a child who has lost a pet...or misses a parent...or has a friend who moves?