One of the Mum's had told me via Tapestry that their child had an idea he wanted to share with all the children to help us learn how important soap is when we are washing our hands.
We set up the experiment using plates with water in and then added pepper which was pretending to be the germs. When Mrs Cooper put her finger in the water all the pepper pretend germs stuck to it. We carefully put a little of the soap on the fingers of the children and when they put their soapy finger in the water all the pepper germs moved away from it! This shows that germs do not like soap!