Be a Germ Genius

by  McMillen Health

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Due to the current global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that children learn about germs and communicable diseases in a friendly and age-appropriate environment. This program will teach students what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper hand washing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus will be included and ways person can minimize the spread of the virus.

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Point to Point: $210.00
Point to Point Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students but there is no absolute maximum.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion of what germs are.
2. We then discuss different ways that germs can be spread.
3. We do an activity using glitter to demonstrate the spread of germs on objects.
4. We discuss how our bodies protect us from germs and how to keep the immune system strong and healthy.
5. We discuss how to stop the spread of germs.
6. We practice hand washing technique as a group.
7. We watch a video about when to wash hands.
8. We do an activity to discover the importance of using soap when washing hands.
9. An activity using baby powder demonstrates the importance of covering coughs/sneezes.
10. We then discuss what COVID-19 is and how to minimize the spread of the virus.
11. We do an activity to understand how far 6ft really is.


Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:
1. Define germs as something very small that may make you sick.
2. State ways in which germs can be spread.
3. State that healthy eating, good sleep, and exercise are ways to keep the body healthy.
4. Identify ways to stop the spread of germs.
5. Demonstrate correct handwashing technique.
6. Identify the times when someone should wash their hands.
7. Define COVID-19 as a virus that can make people sick.
8. Identify ways that people can minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Health Education Standards 1, 5, 7, 8.
Visit www.mcmillenhealth.org for more information or call (888) 240-7268.

State Standards

Please see our website at www.mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards as well as the US National Health Education Standards.