A Fun Way to Teach Kids about Hand-washing

How can you help your children avoid some of the infectious illnesses that will be shared this season? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, proper hand-washing is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. But nagging kids to wash their hands is seldom effective.

We suggest delivering the hand-washing messages in a fun way using the activity sheets below. The following sheets were developed by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Unlike this year’s flu, cold and norovirus, we hope these sheets “go viral,” helping your children develop a life-long healthy hand-washing habit!

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