Hand Care Lesson Ideas and Resources

          • Spray student's hands with cooking spray and then cinnamon or paprika.
          • Talk about how easily these "germs" were transferred to other surfaces. Then have students demonstrate the difference in effectiveness between rinsing hands with water, quickly washing and washing properly.
          • Cover a pencil with glue and sparkles - pass it around the show how the "glittering germs" pass easily from one student to the next.
          • Give mini manicures by having students scrub their hands with cooking oil mixed with sugar. Wash and then lotion. It feels fantastic!
  • Bring in nail trimmers, nail files and nail brushes to demonstrate proper nail care.








Tip sheet on using a Washing My Hands sequence



Social stories about handwashing.

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