This week the big girls are reading Box Car Children and Maggie is rowing Madeline. I was very happy that both were talking about germs the same week! So to kick the gross factor off first thing, we started with this experiment.
We started with covering our hands with lotion. As I then added one color of glitter to each girls hands they proceeded to try and get the glitter off. They noticed how quickly the "germs" spread on their hands and how fast they each got each others germs on each other! They also noticed how it didn't come off with just water, but how well it rinsed right off with soap! BRILLIANT! ;)
It was a great lesson for our second day of school! :)