Did you know ...
The Chinese first used toilet paper, made of rice straw, more than 1,400 years ago. It wasn't until 1857, however, that American inventor Joseph Gayetty introduced a modern version. If all the toilet paper Americans used in a year were put onto a roll, it would stretch to about 300 million miles...more than three times the distance between the Earth and the Sun!
Related curriculum: For a fun and silly group time discussion, ask the kids what they think people did before they had toilet paper. Brainstorm about other things that could be used or other ways they could keep clean without it.