Flannel Friday: All The Little Germs

This flannelboard was inspired by LibraryQuine!


All the little germs, dirty and mean,
Hiding on your palms, (point to where they’re hiding)
Where they cannot be seen.
Wash them, (rub hands together)
Scrub them, (rub knuckles together)
Rinse them away. (whisk hands across each other)
Then we’ll have clean hands, (hold hands out palm up)
Hip, hip, hooray! (jazz hands!)

(More verses: Hiding between your fingers, Hiding behind your hands, Hiding on your thumbs, Hiding under nails, Hiding on your wrists)

I used this in Manners storytime when I talked to the kids about keeping our hands clean to be polite to our friends. I also used this in a recent “I’m Sick/Ouches” storytime. The kids loved pretend scrubbing their own hands and parents/caregivers love the reminder that hand washing is necessary and healthy!

Kathryn is hosting the round-up today! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

7 comments on “Flannel Friday: All The Little Germs

  1. libraryquine
    May 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Hi there! So please to have provided a little inspiration after all this time. It’s very timely as I am about to leave my beloved library. As of today I’m into my final month. I’ll be in touch to explain soon.

    • Katie
      May 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Glad to hear it — we have MISSED you!

  2. Janay
    May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Thank you! Is this to the tune of Wheels on the Bus?

    • Katie
      June 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      I chant this as a rhyme; no singing.


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