It may seem like a no-brainer to teach kids why hand washing is so important for good health. While kids likely know that they should wash their hands, a lot of times they get caught up in what they are doing at the time or playing that they don’t want to make the time to do it. Kids are usually in a hurry to get back to their friends or toys!
Hand washing is important for kids, especially after using the bathroom and before eating a meal, to make sure they are not spreading germs. Make sure to download the coloring sheet and activity sheets below as a reminder to kids to wash their hands. If you are looking to help them develop a habit of it, get this behavior tracking sheet that we featured on a previous blog this week to promote hand washing. It’s a fun way for the kids to “want” to wash their hands if they get to mark it off on the chart each time. Try it out … you may develop some pretty eager hand washers!
Download your free worksheets to teach why hand washing is important for kids: