Teaching kids about germs can help prevent them from getting sick. This germ-education activity was designed specifically with grades K-2 in mind and teaches kids how germs spread through a fun story and cut-and-paste task. Plus, it provides extra practice in an important reading skill: sequencing!
The Story: “A Germy Day”
Follow Tim as he makes his way to school … and picks up lots of germs on the way. Depending on your students’ reading levels, you can read this aloud, post it in a center, print it out for them to read on their own, or send it for learning at home.
The Activity: Sequencing
Students can color in the comic squares before they cut them out and paste them in order on the story mat. This makes for a great at-home activity and families can hang it up as a reminder of how germs spread.
Creative Writing Extension: Create your own “A Germy Day” story together as a class or have independent writers do it on their own.