Global Handwashing Day

Today is Global Hand Washing Day. Celebrations and lessons will take place around the globe to emphasize the important role hand-washing plays in preventing the spread of disease.
Watch UNICEF Japan's Global Handwashing Dance video, which features Kaiji Moriyama in a funny water-drop costume turning the steps of good hand washing into a cheerful dance.

On the American Red Cross Scrub Club website, there are bunches of hand-washing resources. First check out their 6 Steps to ultra clean hands. Then visit the Villains Gallery to learn about germs that are passed from one hand to another.
As flu-season is getting in full swing, students can be forced to miss important days of instruction if they get sick. Fight illness with information by showing the Scrub Club It's the Flu animation, and then test students comprehension with the corresponding quiz game.
Also visit Clean Hands are Cool Hands to get bunches of hand-washing resources like
this hand washing reminder-sticker download and other cool printables. Then check out their catchy rhyme for remembering good hand-washing protocol.

Images from YouTube, Scrub Club, Clean Hand are Cool Hands.


Fashionable Earth said...

yes ! we wrote about it as well. wash your hands with soap, kids: http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/10/15/global-handwashing-day/

librarianism said...

I just used this lesson again. Year after year, I'm amazed at how much kids LOVE this video from UNICEF.