Health and Wellness

When to wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food

  • Before eating food

  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick

  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

  • After using the toilet

  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet

  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste

  • After handling pet food or pet treats

  • After touching garbage

How to wash your hands:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.

  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  • Scrub your hands for at least 30 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice or count to 30 out loud

  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Student Assignment

Watch the video below and discuss it with your child. Ask them questions to test their comprehension. Allow your child to draw a picture of how they wash their hands. 

Family Experiment

Watch this video and complete the experiment with the whole family. Take pictures or a video and post them on your child's Portfolio on Class Dojo. This is meant to be done with whole family including mommy and daddy and should be fun and intersting!