Creating a Costume
Many children get excited about an activity just by dressing up as a character. Adults can get children excited about wearing a lab coat by allowing them to dress up in the coat as part of a costume. Children who wear lab coats can use them as part of a doctor, nurse, scientist, or other costume. Allowing kids to dress up in character can also encourage kids to get more interested in related areas like science, medicine, or biology.
Most kids love to be creative and incorporate their own interests into their daily activities. Children can personalize lab coats with their own favorite characters, colors, and unique style. Lab coats can be easily decorated with simple craft supplies and paint to personalize their style and look.
Letting Kids Get Messy
One of the functional uses of a lab coat is to protect the person wearing it from messes. Although this doesn't sound exciting, it can be for a child. Adults can allow children to create messes that normally wouldn't be allowed without protective clothing. Some messy and fun activities could be painting or playing with food.
Children have active imaginations, and they can often come up with ideas that adults cannot. Adults can give children lab coats and ask what they want to do with them. The answers may be surprising. Allowing a child to come up with his or her own ideas about how to use a lab coat can make wearing it more fun.
Kids lab coats can be a great way to make learning fun and add excitement to activities. Keep these ideas in mind the next time your need children to wear lab coats and you can encourage children to wear the coats without a lot of argument.