Coronavirus amigurumi - free pattern
Talking to young kids about serious things is hard. Really hard. Because you want them to take it seriously but you don't want to scare them. It's a fine balance. I strive to always tell my kids the truth, even if its scary. But, finding the words to tell them an age appropriate truth can be difficult sometimes.
Today I made this little Coronavirus germ and talked to my girls (they're 2.5 & 4.5) about hand washing, germs, Coronavirus, and how we plan on staying safe and not spreading germs to our friends and family.
After, we played some games including hot potato (whoever had him at the end had to wash their hands in the play kitchen sink) and hide & find the germ. They've also decided to play "dodge germ", where they throw it at one another and try not to "get infected"... their idea, ha!
I think they get the point, but hopefully had some fun too.
Stay safe & healthy friends! 💜
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