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These downloads provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with interactive tools to further your child’s education and prevent the spread of the germs in your community When germs invade the body, they get ready to stay for a while. Most germs are spread through the air in sneezes, coughs, or even breaths. Germs can also spread in sweat, saliva, and blood. Some pass from person to person by touching something that is contaminated, like shaking hands with someone who has a cold and then touching your own nose. Therefore, limiting contact with people who have a cold, when possible, is the best protection against germs.

Be a Germ Stopper

Educate kids with safety tips, activities, and story books to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. All items are free to download and we encourage use of these activities in your schools, communities, and families to help children learn the importance of being prepared and staying healthy.

Information and Resources on KidsHealth.org:

  • Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years.
  • Separate sections for parents, kids, and teens, each created with your questions in mind.
  • Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.
  • Free lesson plans and programs for teachers and early childhood educators.

Germs Can Cause Illness

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Personal Hygiene

Explore, educate and participate using learning activities, coloring pages, word puzzles for the everyday habits that keep harmful bacteria away from your skin, hair, and teeth. See how good hygiene prevents illnesses and helps you feel calm and confident. Discover other benefits of looking, feeling, and smelling great—especially as you get older! So, grab your soap, a toothbrush and a pair of fresh socks.

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All items are free to view, share, and download.

When available, we provide all our content with a Spanish version in our public download section. You can find additional material from sources listed in all our articles.