Moms and teachers across the nation are using pepper, dish soap and glitter to teach about germs and how they spread. Children can see for themselves why it is so important to wash their hands to get rid of germs.

You can find this demonstrated with Hands-on science activities to teach children about germs or learn how to be a Germ Buster over at Elevate.

Any of these activities are sure to bring a giggle to the kids while emphasizing why it is so important to keep washing their hands—so they stay healthy and have fewer germs.

Here’s a happy, uplifting song to sing while doing the pepper and glitter experiment: Every Little Cell in My Body is Happy and Strong.

Today’s activity: Try the pepper or glitter experiment. Then wash your hands well while you sing the Happy Birthday song twice.

Stories and activities encouraging kindness and creativity for children 5 to 12 years old. A break for mom; important life lessons for kids.

Koala Pete™ and Pal are committed to our online friends and families. You can find simple stories and activities on Pal’s April calendar. We hope to make this unique time just a little bit more friendly for all of us.

Post a picture of your glitter and pepper germ experiment here–or tell us how it worked at your home.