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Hand washing

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

You should always wash your hands:

  • Before cooking
  • Before eating
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose
  • After playing outside
  • After touching pets or other animals.

Top tips for washing your hands

  1. Wet your hands using clean warm or cold water
  2. Use soap
  3. Rub your hands together front and back, around the wrist, between your fingers and don’t forget to wash around your nails.
  4. Sing the fun song below when you are washing your hands (To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat).
  5. Rinse and dry your hands well.

Wash, wash, wash your hands

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands
(To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean.
Scrub them here (with hand motion scrubbing together)
Scrub them there (with hand motion scrubbing top of hands)
And scrub them in between (with hand motion scrubbing between fingers).
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
Scrub your thumbs
Scrub your wrists
Germ go down the drain.
Wash, wash, wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
rub and scrub, scrub and rub
Wash them nice and clean.

Here is a video on how to wash your hands: