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Teaching Kids How to Cough and Sneeze

Studies show germs last on your hands much longer than previously thought and everything you touch afterwards can also become infected, including door handles, desktops, smartphones and iPads.

Teach your kids to cough and sneeze in their elbows instead of their hands, and you will drastically reduce the amount of germs they have on their hands (and then pass on to others).

Cough and Sneeze Activity

1. Take your kids outside and put some flour in their hands.

2. Tell them to fake cough or sneeze or even blow on their hands.

See how far the flour travels?

Germs do exactly the same thing! We just can’t see them.

And be sure to download our Healthy Habits guide for more fun activities to teach your child healthy habits.