Objective: The children will be able to explain why, when, and how we wash our hands and bodies; and make bubble bath soap.
To make the bubble bath soap:
Making the Bubble Bath Soap:
1 quart of warm water
1 bar (4 ounces) of castile soap, grated, or 4 ounces of liquid castile soap
2 ounces of glycerin
Germs are very small and we cannot see them. Throughout each day, children touch and encounter many, many things - toys, playground equipment, dirt, grocery carts, door handles, diapers, toilets, other children. Young children experience the world with their whole body, not just their hands. Children expose their hands, arms, legs, feet, face, hair, and clothing to dirt and germs throughout the day. Washing our bodies is the best way to keep germs from spreading. Many people focus on washing their hands, but, for young children, washing their bodies is equally important.
We should wash our hands frequently throughout the day to remove germs so that we do not get sick or make others sick. We should also wash our bodies daily to remove germs and dirt from our body. When we remove germs and dirt from our bodies with soap and water, the germs cannot make us sick.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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There are currently no Common Core Standards for pre-k, but these lessons are aligned as closely as possible to capture the requirements and meet the goals of Common Core Standards. However, these lessons were neither reviewed or approved by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices or the Council of Chief State School Officers, which together are the owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards.