How to wash your hands for kids with tips to help protect yourself and others from getting sick!
Hand Washing for Kids
Teach your child to be a HANDWASHING HERO!!!! Here are a few tips and suggestions to teach the basics in your home or classroom. Be sure to grab our free printable sign at the end of this post!
Hand Washing Steps
- Get your hands wet with warm or cold water.
- Turn off the water and add soap to your hands.
- Rub the soap to get it nice and bubbly on the front and back of your hands. Get in between all your fingers and under your fingernails.
- Continue scrubbing for 20 seconds, then rinse your hands to get all the soap off.
- Dry your hands completely, and you’re done!
How long should you wash your hands?
Washing your hands properly takes about 20 seconds to kill all the germs. A good way to ensure that kids are doing it long enough is to have them sing “The ABCs” and “Happy Birthday” before rinsing.
Free Printable Wash Your Hands Sign
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By teaching your kids the basics and by setting a good example, you’ll be well on your way to a cleaner, more germ-free home, and classroom! Good luck!!!