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Fun ways to teach kids about hygiene

Fun ways to teach kids about hygiene

Put glitter on their hands

It looks pretty and doesn’t come off easily! Kids don’t always wash their hands properly – but this is an effective way to ensure they wash their hands long enough. Sprinkle some glitter on your little one’s hands and get them to wash their hands, with soap, to remove all the glitter. It will take a good few seconds for the glitter to be thoroughly removed – once they’re done, encourage them to always wash their hands that way.



You know how you’re always telling them to put their hand in front of their mouths when sneezing and they often forget to? This game is pretty fun to play and will help them remember the good hygiene habits mum and dad always tells them about. Get the whole family involved and let everyone get a turn to mimic a good hygiene habit, for instance, coughing into a tissue or their elbow, brushing their teeth, washing their hands, etc. Nobody is allowed to talk! They are only allowed to “act” out these habits.


Transferring germs

If you want to teach kids how easily germs can spread, this is an effective way. Pretend to sneeze and put your hands by your nose. Try to get washable paint or a flour and water mixture on your hands. After “sneezing” touch different surfaces in your house, from the bathroom to the lounge. Afterwards, remind kids how easy it was for the germs to spread. This should teach them that whenever they sneeze or cough, they should wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs. You could even get them to count the “germs” that you’ve just spread.


Teaching kids from a young age about hygiene will ensure they always remember it wherever they go. A good hygiene habit to add to your list is to use Domestos Thick Bleach to clean around your house. Bleach is the most effective ingredient to get rid of germs and dirt. Happy cleaning!