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5 Hand Washing songs your preschooler will love

Preschoolers love to wash their hands while singing these songs

Handwashing is the best way to stop germs

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. We, both teachers and children, wash our hands regularly throughout the day and always before we eat.

5 hand washing songs your preschoolers will love

Tops and Bottoms
(Tune: Frere Jaque)

Tops and Bottoms, Tops and Bottoms, (Rub top and bottom of hands)
In between, In between, (Rub fingers inside on both hands)
All around our hands, All around our hands, (Just like it says)
Then we wash. Bam, Bam, Bam.

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 tops of hands)
And scrub them in between (with hand motion scrubbing between fingers).

Wash, wash, wash, your hands
Play our handy game
Rub and scrub, scrub and rub
Germs go down the drain HEY!
Wash, wash, wash, your hands
Play our handy game
Rub and scrub, scrub and rub
Germs go down the drain HEY!

This is the Way We Wash Our Hands
(To the tune of Mulberry Bush):

This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands
Wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
Before we eat our food.
Continue with these variations: After we play outside. After we play with pets. After we use the potty. After we sneeze or cough.

If You’re Happy and You Know It Wash Your Hands!

If you’re happy and you know it,
Wash your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it,
Wash your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it,
then your face will surely show it,
If you’re happy and you know it,
Wash your hands!
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
Look how clean my two hands are,
Soap and water, wash and scrub,
Get those germs off rub-a-dub,
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
Look how clean my two hands are.

The soap on your hands
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The soap on your hands goes sud, sud, sud.
Sud, sud, sud.
Sud, sud, sud.
The soap on your hands goes sud, sud, sud.
And the germs go down the drain.

Best hand washing procedures

Soap & Water:

  1. Moisten hands with water and then apply liquid soap.
  2. Rub hands together, away from the flow of water, for 20 seconds.
  3. Rinse hands free of soap under running water.
  4. Dry hands with a clean, disposable paper towel. Ensure that there is no recontamination of the clean hands.
  5. Turn off faucet using paper towel.
  6. Throw the used paper towel into a hands-free trash can

Hand Sanitizer:

  • Can only be used when hands are not visibly soiled.
  • Can be used by adults and children 2 years of age and older.
  • Should have 60-95% alcohol.
  • Manufacturer’s instructions must be followed.
  • Very close supervision of children should be provided.

Always wash yours and your child’s hands before leaving school

Did you know you can decrease your child’s illnesses by as much as 50% by simply washing his or her hands before leaving schools, grocery stores, movie theaters, or other social gatherings? It’s true! So be sure to wash those hands.

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