teaching resource

Germ Busters – Code-Cracking Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 15 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

Crack the code in this personal hygiene game.

Use this whole-class game to encourage cooperation among students and to help reinforce basic hygiene principles.

Students use their code-cracking skills to solve five clues and determine the final code word to defeat the germs.

Exciting Whole-Class Fun

Set up a station for each colored clue (printing three copies of each clue works well for a class of 30, playing in pairs). Students can complete the clues in any order. Once students have finished the five colored clues, they can attempt the final task.

The resource includes:

  • five clues (one for each germ)
  • a final clue
  • student answer worksheets
  • a teacher answer sheet.

Cooperative Icebreaker

Promote teamwork and collaboration by allowing students to work in pairs or small groups.


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