The Germ Song for Germs Alive!

Sandie sent in this question:

Where do I find the “Germ Song”, the Mucus demonstration and the Sneeze demonstration?

Thanks for the question. These are all requirements for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure.

The Demonstrations

The sneeze demonstration involves putting confetti in a balloon, blowing it up, and then popping it. The confetti ends up all spread out, like germs in a sneeze.  See the instructions here.

For the mucus demonstration, you make fake “mucus” from borax, warm water, and glue.  Then you use something like glitter or cocoa powder to see how the mucus traps small particles. See the recipe and instructions here.

The Germ Song

The Germ Song is below. The Wolf should sing the song while washing his or her hands. When she gets to the end of the song, she knows she has washed her hands long enough to get them clean.

Sing to the tune of Happy Birthday

No dirty paws for me,
No dirty paws for me,
A Wolf Scout is clean,
No dirty paws for me.

Clean paws keep me strong,
Clean paws keep me strong,
A Wolf Scout is smart,
Clean paws keep me strong!

Complete instructions for all of these are also in the Wolf handbook. If you are a den leader or your son or daughter is a Cub Scout, you really need to have a copy of the handbook. There is much more information about each requirement in the book. Den leaders should also have a copy of the Den Leader Guide for their level. You should be able to get these from your local scout shop.

mucus demonstration

Mucus Demonstration

For the Germs Alive! mucus demonstration, you make fake “mucus” from borax, warm water, and glue. Then you use something like glitter or cocoa powder to see how the mucus traps small particles.

sneeze demonstration

Sneeze Demonstration

The sneeze demonstration for the Wolf Germs Alive! adventure involves putting confetti in a balloon, blowing it up, and then popping it. The confetti ends up all spread out, like germs in a sneeze. 

Germ Transfer Demonstration

This shows a great demonstration for how to show kids how easily germs spread.

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Comments

2 responses to “The Germ Song for Germs Alive!”

  1. Courtney Avatar
    Courtney

    Thanks so much for your post. I wish I had seen it about 3 hours early though as I struggled thru our meeting tonight lol.
    For some reason even though I have a leader hand book I missed all of this info.

  2. Kami Avatar
    Kami

    You definitely need the book the boys use in addition to the leader book.

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