Hands-on Activity: How Vaccines Work
In this activity, designed for ages 5-11, children build a model of the coronavirus to understand the structure of the virus, the design of the vaccine, and how vaccines teach the body to recognize the virus.
- Printed coronavirus image
- White plastic baseball
- Blue foam darts
- White shoelace
- Blue shoelace
- Small resealable bag
Hands-on Activity: Why Vaccines Matter
In this activity, designed for ages 5-11, children play a game to discover how vaccination helps protect everyone in a community.
- Two bubble boards of different colors
- Permanent marker
Printable Flyer: Know the Vax Facts
This flyer shares simple, accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines and can be customized with nurses' contact information for display and distribution.
Hands-on Activity: Andre’s Armor Read Aloud
In this interactive read aloud designed for ages 2-5, children will follow Andre as he visits the doctor to get his shots and discovers how vaccines help keep him safe.
- Andre’s Armor by Dr. Mohamed Jalloh
- Andre's Armor prompt labels
Hands-on Activity: Germ Catchers
In this activity designed for ages 2-5, children play a sorting game to learn how vaccines teach the body to recognize and remove harmful germs.
- Rope (for large groups)
- Head, arm, and leg cards (for large groups)
- Person outline card (for small groups)
- Vaccine cards
- Masking tape
- (Optional) Large bowl or bin
- Open area of floor