Pennsylvania Get Smart Program
invites all children (up to 12 years old) to help build the national campaign to say "NO!" to germs and "YES!" to being healthy! This involves ideas like washing your hands (to wash germs away), getting vaccines or "shots" (to help prevent illness), and using medicines called antibiotics appropriately (to fight bacterial infections).
icky germs on dirty hands!
Make a poster
with tips for what to do if someone coughs on your toy. Yuck!
Write about a classroom where you are sharing books and toys, when, one day, your best friend gets sick. What happens? Does she or he go to the nurse? Do you wash your hands?
Make a drawing
of yourself getting a flu vaccine!
of children sick with germs that don’t need antibiotics – like colds or the flu. They need a box of tissues and lots to drink but no antibiotics!
Design a comic book
of everything “germy” you might touch in a day.
Write a poem
about how vaccines help keep you healthy.
Create a germ-fighting hero
who uses soap, water and vaccines to fight off germs.