First Evangeline had the sniffles. As soon as she started to feel better Mercedes started coughing. Giselle is hoping she doesn’t catch the bug too! Does this sound familiar to you? We figured the same thing is probably going on at your house too! We decided we are going to fight back, and hope you join us in the fight to NOT catch the cold or flu bug. This is war!
First off we need to understand our enemy. No, this isn’t a real picture of cold and flu virus. They are so tiny the only way you can see them is with a microscope. But this is how we imagine they look. Yuck! Are you ready to fight now? We thought so. First off we need to know how you get this bug.
You catch the bug from someone else who has it, or if you touch something they have touched (think phones, light switches, door knobs). These virus are everywhere, so how can we win this war? Here are some things we can do to keep us from getting sick!
Germs are everywhere! Every time you touch something other people have touched there could be germs there. But don’t be afraid to touch things! Of course we need to use our phones, computers, and open doors. Just try to remember not to touch your nose, eyes, or mouth with your fingers if you’re not sure your hands are clean.
One of the best things you can do is wash your hands. Wash after you use the bathroom, before you eat, and when you get home from school, or any time you’ve touched things that could have germs.
Do a Really Good Job: First wet your hands, then turn off the faucet. Put on the soap and really scrub. Sing the Happy Birthday Song twice to yourself as you wash everywhere: bottoms, tops, under fingernails, and between fingers. Then turn the water back on and rinse really well. If you’re using a paper towel to dry, you can turn the water off with the paper towel in your hand so you don’t touch the handle with your clean hands. You can also use the paper towel to open the door before you throw it away. If you are somewhere that you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.
We are all going to come in contact with some of these bad bugs. But, we can make our body super strong so that it can fight off the virus. Some foods have special vitamins to make us stronger. Drink fruit juices like orange juice. Eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. And don’t forget to drink lots of water!
It’s important to be active. When we exercise it makes our body stronger all over. When we’re stronger we can win the fight against the gross cold and flu bugs. Do whatever activity that YOU like. We are not all the same. You might like to play a sport, or you might like to ride your bike, scooter or skateboard. You might like to swim, run or do Yoga. Just find the thing that you like, and try to be active almost every day.
It is so tempting to stay up late playing on our phones or computers, watching TV, or reading a book. But when we know we have to get up early in the morning we need to get to bed earlier. Getting enough sleep will make our body strong to fight off the cold and flu bugs. We should be getting 9-11 hours of sleep every night. Of course we’ll have more time for those fun things because we’re NOT sick with a cold!
GEMS: We hope You don’t get the cold or flu sniffles this Spring! There are too many fun things to be doing instead of staying home sick! If you have other tips to help us stay healthy, please leave them in the comments for everyone to enjoy.
Ultimate Lego Challenge Minute To Win It! GEM Sisters love fun challenges to do at home especially challenges to do with friends!
?GEMS make sure you’re subscribed for Evangeline’s very 1st video!!!! ? She’s so excited to share her 20 Facts with you! Are you excited too?!? Tell us in the comments! xoxo ?
You are truly amazing! Each and every day you encourage us by watching our videos, visiting our website, and social medias. You are the reason we work so hard to put up new videos and fun things. When you write us comments or send us mail, it makes our day. You are always encouraging us, so we want to tell you how awesome we think you are!
Your smile brightens everyone’s day. If someone is feeling down, your smile can make them feel good again.
You recognize beauty in many things: a sunny day, flowers, butterflies, a colorful drawing, or even someone’s pretty new dress. This makes beauty shine from inside you for everyone else to see.
There is NO one else on this earth who is exactly like you. Just like a snowflake, or a fingerprint, you are one of a kind. You are so very unique! No one else was born to do the things you were born to do.
You like to make other people feel good about themselves. This is why just being with you is a gift to them. You always make someone’s day complete.
Loving others makes them love you. You’re not afraid to look goofy if it makes someone happy. You see why others are special, and that makes you very special.
Be your best and that is all that matters. When you are at your best, everything you do is awesome. You do not have to prove anything to anybody. You are AMAZINGLY AWESOME just the way you are. We LOVE you GEMS!
GEMS, if you have other ideas about what makes people in your life special, please share them in the comments.
If you like what’s in my purse or what’s in my bag videos you will love seeing what Mercedes keeps in her special box! #TopSecret ?
?GEMS tell me something you have that is super special to you! xo, Mercedes ??? And check out my cousin Winnie on her NEW channel Krouse Kids! ? https://youtu.be/jJOqhfLBkIA
GEMS, do you love cupcakes as much as we do? There are so many different kinds of yummy cupcakes that we can’t make up our minds which we like the most! Help us decide! Vote for YOUR favorite!
Celebrate Evangeline’s 9th birthday party with her! GEM Sisters super fun birthday vlog. Birthday cake, present opening, and lots of games!
Be sure to wish Evangeline Happy Birthday in the comments! And tell us your birthday too! ??
Earth day reminds us that this is the only planet we have, and so we need to take good care of it. We were thinking about the things we can do to help our beautiful planet. Here is what we came up with.
Recycling is a great way to help the earth. It can save energy, water, and natural resources.
Recycling is easy! Water bottles, cans, glass jars are things that we all can recycle instead of throwing in the garbage. You can also recycle paper products, like old school papers, junk mail, old magazines, and cardboard boxes. These things are sorted and sold to different factories to be cleaned and made into new products!
Reduce the amount of things that need to be recycled. Why use plastic water bottles that you use once, then throw away? You can buy a water bottle that you can re-fill. That way you can use it over and over. You can buy water bottles that are stainless steel, glass or plastic.
Pack your lunch in a lunch box instead of using plastic or paper bags that you have to throw away each time. Inside the lunch box you can put your food in reusable containers instead of throw away plastic bags.
Our air gets polluted and dirty. Plants use the energy of the sun to make oxygen and clean up the air. You could plant flowers, vegetables, fruit bushes, or even a tree. Trees can live a REALLY long time. Some trees are hundreds of years old, so they would clean up the air and make oxygen all that time!
You and your family could go on a walk and pick up any litter that you see. Then you could recycle it!
If we use less water it helps keep our earth healthy. It takes a lot of energy to treat the water that we use in our houses. If we all use less, there will be more for everyone else. An easy way to use less water is to turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth. Turn it back on when you’re done to rinse your toothbrush and get a drink. Another way to use less water is to take a shorter shower. Your parents will also be happy because they’ll be saving money on the water bill!
Get outside and enjoy our beautiful Earth!
GEMS, We hope you like these ideas for Earth Day. We love nature! So, we are going try to do these things all the time.Then every day will be Earth Day! If You have any other ideas for Earth Day, please share them in the comments.
Fun Orbeez Crush and Draw video! Orbeez crush feels like slime! Will Evangeline love this bday surprise orbeez toys and me gift! ?
?GEMS be sure to come back to our channel tomorrow to see Evangeline open my present I made for her birthday! ? I love you so much. I hope you have a Fabulous week! xo, Mercedes ???
Gross Wet Head Challenge! Sister vs Sister Wet Head! We love challenges to do with your friends. Play these fun kids challenges!
?Be sure to vote for which challenge we should do next! ? And if you’re bored go check out more fun games and quizzes on our website!
Hey GEMS! Have You ever tried to keep a secret?
It’s really hard! Sometimes it’s your own secret, and sometimes it’s someone else’s secret that you need to keep. We’re not the best at keeping secrets, so we wrote this article to help get better at it!
How to Keep a Secret:
Knowing a secret can be both fun and hard. You should be honored that someone trusts you enough to tell you a secret, but be careful. You don’t want to lose their trust. You may also be keeping your own secret, which can be hard too!
If someone tells you they have a secret to tell you, ask how long you will need to keep the secret. Decide if you want to know it or not. You might want to if it’s just for a short time — that’s way easier than keeping a secret forever. If you don’t want to keep a secret, you should probably just tell them, “Sorry, but no, thank you.” They will understand if you explain that you’re not good at keeping secrets.
I know a secret!
If you decide to hear their secret, it’s going to be HARD! You’ll probably want to tell someone else. That would not be good. Because you promised to keep the secret! You try not to think about it, but it’s all you can think about!!! One thing that might help is to tell your favorite Beanie Boo the secret. Make sure you are all alone, and no one else can hear as you whisper the secret in it’s ear.
“I must tell someone!”
That might not work for you, because you want to tell a real person – not a stuffed animal. Another idea is to tell the secret to yourself in a mirror. That way you’ll feel like you’re telling a real person. BUT be very careful to make sure you are all alone, and whisper the secret real quietly!
“I don’t know anything. Really, I don’t!”
Sometimes other people try to get you to tell the secret. It might even be a fun secret, and they know that something is up. They want to know for sure, so they try to get details from you. Be careful! The best thing to do is pretend you don’t know anything. Otherwise … oops! … you may accidentally tell the secret without meaning to!
“Should I ever tell a secret?”
If the secret is something dangerous, and you’re afraid that someone could get hurt, then you should tell an adult the secret. Your parents are great at keeping secrets. They will make sure that no one gets hurt.
GEMS, we hope these ideas help you the next time you need to keep a secret. If you have any other ways that help you keep secrets, share them in the comments!