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Germ Lessons and Activities

Germ Lesson Plans

The activities below are ways to help teach your students about germs and disease prevention.

Glitter Germs Lesson Plan

Elementary School

This lesson plan will show your students that germs spread by having them spread glitter from one students’ hands to another students’ hands. Students will see how easily the glitter spreads while discussing places they think germs live. Students will wrap up the lesson by making a pledge to wash their hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap, while creating/decorating their own germs!

Materials included in the packet:

  • Lesson plan for teacher
  • Child packet with germ pledge
  • Materials for decorating their germ

Materials needed: glitter, lotion, scissors, and coloring utensils



Debate Lesson Plan

Late Elementary and Middle School

Looking to teach your classroom or group of children about the process of a formal debate? ACE’s Disease Prevention Debate Lesson Plan introduces students to the format of a debate using its disease prevention mascots Ace Clean and Professor Grime. Teach students through doing, this lesson plan has students act as the mascots and debate topics like hand washing, the correct way to sneeze, and ways to stay healthy.

The lesson plan features:

  • Full lesson plan for teachers
  • Debate script for students to act as moderator, Ace Clean, and Professor Grime
  • Debate worksheet
  • Blank script for students to create their own answers
  • Name cards
  • Voting sheets for after the debate



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Activities for Kids

Below are many activities for kids to enjoy throughout the year. Have fun while learning about how to stop germs!

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