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Friday, November 6, 2009

Storytime: I Feel Sick (Germs)

Family Storytime for ages 3-8 with craft.  Stories, songs and a craft about getting sick and staying healthy.

 WASH YOUR HANDS! (Little Princess Books)

Wash Your Hands! by Tony Ross

 Bear Feels Sick
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

 How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Additional Books:
Mother, Mother I Feel Sick; Send For the Doctor, Quick, Quick, Quick by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree
Barnyard Song by Rhonda Gowler Greene and pictures by Robert Bender
I'm Not Feeling Well Today by Shirley Neitzel and pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker
The Big Sneeze by Ruth Brown

Songs and Fingerplays

Sneeze Song
(sung to Farmer in the Dell)

I think-- I am going to sneeze, ahh-choo.
I think-- I am going to sneeze, ahh-choo.
Pass the tissue please,
pass the tissue please.
I think-- I am going to sneeze, ahh-choo.
More "Health and Safety" from Preschool Education

Five Nasty Germs
Five nasty germs going out to play
Along came the water and washed one away!
Four nasty germs trying to make you sick
Along came the scrubbing and said
"You're not going to stick!"
Two nasty germs got into a fight
Along came the rinse and washed one out of sight!
One nasty germ thought it couldn't be seen
Along came the towel and your hand is nice and clean!  

From Hennepin County Library  

Balloon Sneeze

Fill a balloon with paper hole punches, and blow it up. Talk about germs in sneezes and then pop the balloon. The punches fly everywhere, and the kids love helping collect the "germs".  
From King County Library  


"K" Is For Kleenex

Photocopy a large letter "K" onto colored paper. Provide children with scissors and glue and a tissue. Let them tear or cut the tissue into the little bits to glue and fill in their "K". Let them cut out their "K" if they choose. This is not a glamorous craft, but it helps the kids with manual dexterity and gives them practice with scissors and glue.

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