I saw this time of the year as a "teachable moment." Kindergarten students learned about the importance of staying healthy, washing their hands, covering their cough and getting enough rest! We had a whole class discussion about how to stay healthy and what germs look like. There are lots, and lots of different types of germs in the world. Kindergartners were surprised to find out that germs are everywhere around them! The grocery store, school, in their home, pets, ect.
I also sunk in a few art skills to this health lesson! The germ bodies are created from an organic shape and texture rubbing. Students practiced their fine motor skills of cutting and glue. They also illustrated line variety to make the germs arms/hair. Check out their germ illustrations below!