With all the talk about coronavirus, you might be wondering what kids can do. Here are the 4 best ways everyone (including kids) can help stop coronavirus: Wash your hands. Use soap and water. Wash for 20 seconds. You can count slowly to 20. Or you can sing the happy birthday song twice. Be sure to wash the tops of your hands and between your fingers. Get your thumbs, and even your fingernails.Always wash your hands after you use the bathroom. Wash them whenever you come in from outside, before you eat, after you play with a pet. Wash your hands after you blow your nose, sneeze, or cough. Cover your sneeze or cough. Sneeze or cough into your elbow, not your hand. Then wash your hands anyway. It's always fun to drown a germ with soap and water! Only do the activities that your parents and the local people in charge say are safe. This can help slow down the spread of germs. Wear a mask and keep your distance. Wear a mask or cloth face covering when you go out. Kids younger than 2 years old shouldn't cover their faces. But everyone else should because this helps prevent the spread of the virus. It's also important to stay at least 6 feet away from people you don't live with when you're out in public. Washing hands isn't so hard. But changing our routines can be tough. It means not being with people you like to be with. And not going places you like to go. So here are some more things kids can do: Notice your feelings. Missing things — like playdates, school trips, and sports — can make you feel sad. But it won't be forever. For now, you can feel better if you stay in touch with people you miss. Talk on the phone or visit by video. You can draw pictures that show how you feel. Or talk about it with someone you feel close to. Do things you enjoy. Try to have fun spending extra time with the people you live with. When you're indoors, you can play games, read, do puzzles, make art, write a story, do a craft. You can dance, do yoga, build, learn, and play or listen to music. Go outside to ride bikes, run, walk, or hike. Take some chalk and write happy messages on trails and sidewalks for other people to see. Be kind and helpful. All the changes due to coronavirus can make kids and adults feel stressed. Kids can help by doing little things that make a big difference. Here are a few ideas: Help take care of a little brother or sister. Keep them happy. Read to them and play with them. Put your stuff away. Make your bed. Do your best with schoolwork. Ask (nicely) for help. Use kind words. Take your bath or shower without a fuss. Share. Offer to help with meals or cleanup. Show love to your family. Give hugs. Help take care of your pet. Be kind to yourself too. Relax. Get outside to play when you can. When you're kind and helpful, it's nice for others in your family. And it helps you feel good too. Back to Articles Related Articles Why Are People Wearing Face Masks? You might think face masks are mostly for the operating room. But during the coronavirus outbreak, you might see more people wearing them. Here's why. Read More What Are Germs? You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids. Read More Talking to Your Parents Sometimes you really need to talk with mom or dad. But it's not always easy. Here are tips on how to have a good talk. Read More Living With Grandparents Did you know that millions of kids live with their grandparents? Find out more in this article for kids. Read More Be a Fit Kid A lot of people talk about fit kids, but how do you become one? Here are five rules to live by, if you want to eat right, be active, and keep a healthy weight. Read More Five Steps for Fighting Stress Everybody gets stressed from time to time. This article for kids has some tips for you to try the next time you're stressed. Read More Bike Safety Some simple rules can keep you safe on two wheels. Lean more about bike riding in this article for kids. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.