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Digital Free First Thursday

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MOHAI is going digital this Free First Thursday!

Join a free live webinar about the Spanish Flu of 1918 at 5 pm, and enjoy these educational activities designed for the young and young at heart:

Pandemic! Seattle and the Spanish Flu of 1918 Webinar: Explore the historical parallels between COVID-19 and the Spanish flu of 1918 in Seattle with MOHAI’s Executive Director Leonard Garfield in this free live Zoom webinar at 5 pm. Learn more about how to participate.

Jumping Germs! Craft Activity: Germs hang out in your nose, in your mouth, and other places on your body. When there are germs on the people and things that we touch, they hitch a ride on our hands until we touch our nose, mouth, or eyes, where they can get into our bodies and make us sick! To better imagine how germs jump from place to place, enjoy this craft with your family! Download the Jumping Germs! Craft Activity.

Storytime Suggestions: The MOHAI Education team has selected the following stories about germs, the importance of hand-washing, and what happens when you’re sick to help kids understand what is currently happening in our community and how we can all do our part to prevent the spread of germs. Since we can’t read to you this month, we’ve chosen the following YouTube Read Alouds and e-books so that you can hear some of our favorites at home. Happy hand washing!

YouTube Read Alouds:


  • Germs Are Not For Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick. (A great book about why it is important to keep our germs to ourselves, and how to do it.)


  • I Don’t Want To Wash My Hands! by Tony Ross. (“But I ALREADY washed my hands!” says the Little Princess! A fun and silly book that helps illustrate why handwashing is important to do many times throughout the day.)


  • Germs! Germs! Germs! by Bobbi Katz. (A fun rhyming book about what germs are, how they work, and their worst enemies–including the dreaded soap!)


  • Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. (Bear isn’t feeling well, so his friends take care of him. A great book to talk about helping others, and the importance of doing so while maintaining social distancing!)

If you would rather read an e-book with your family, check out these great options below!

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