January 6

Try This

Talk about when to wash hands. Make a hand washing chart and put stickers on it for each time you and your child wash hands together.

You and your child should wash hands:

  • Before preparing or eating food
  • After going to the bathroom
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom
  • Before and after tending to someone who is sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling an animal or animal waste
  • After handling garbage
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound


How to Wash Your Hands!


How to Wash Your Hands!

Sing a Song

Have fun with a Hand Clapping Rhyme!

Clap your hands 1, 2, 3
Clap your hands just like me.
Roll your hands 1, 2,3
Roll your hands, just like me!

Read a book

book cover
No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids by Jean E Pendziwol

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

Explore More

  • Hand Washing Chart – Print a clean hands club chart for everyone in the family. Color or put a sticker in each box after you wash your hands.