I always read the book Those Mean Nasty Downright Disgusting But Invisible Germs by Judith Rice! It is the BEST book for teaching about hand washing. It become a classroom favorite immediately!
We follow up the story by teaching the kids the Hand Washing Poem and with a "hands on" activity page. The activity page has the hand washing steps listed on it so children can talk about the steps at home. I have the children trace their hands and draw "germs" on their hands. Then I invite them to glue the "Throw-up" germ on their hand! Be prepared to hear LOTS of sickness stories! Young children love to share about the time when they "puked!"
Download the Hand Washing Curriculum Zip file!
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Until next time!