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  • Helena

    December 19, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    We make handwashing super fun using bubble wands and scented soap, we turn it into a playful bubble-popping activity. The kids love it, and it ensures they wash their hands thoroughly

    • Trainer

      December 19, 2023 at 11:44 pm

      Helena, using bubble wands and scented soap for handwashing is a fantastic and engaging idea!

  • Shanell Fouch

    December 28, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    color bubbles and music

    • Trainer

      December 29, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      Shanell, I love the idea of using color bubbles and music to make handwashing fun for kids! Great creativity!

  • Malcolm

    December 30, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Make a song. Dispense soap in a fun way.

  • Tawna

    January 3, 2024 at 3:38 am

    I would create a song like the happy birthday song sung twice. or the row row row your boat song. I have heard both of these songs practiced for the duration of washing hands.

  • Meg Schrag

    January 11, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    We sing a song while we wash our hands.

    • Trainer

      January 12, 2024 at 11:31 pm

      Great idea, Meg! Singing a song makes handwashing fun and memorable for kids.

  • Erica

    January 14, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    We really enjoy singing songs when we wash our hands. The kids love it! We also had a lesson on germs and quite a few kids grasped that concept so they are excited to get those nasty germs off!

  • Jessica Voge

    January 19, 2024 at 1:40 am

    Singing songs .. alphabet or happy Birthday

    • Trainer

      January 22, 2024 at 11:31 pm

      Great idea, Jessica! Incorporating songs into handwashing makes it more enjoyable for kids.

  • ;sue

    January 29, 2024 at 3:15 am

    Wet hands, soap saying “rubby scrubby.. rinse then dry while the whole process is happening. do in a sing song way slow then faster repeatedly. say 1,2,3 I’m done!

    • Trainer

      January 31, 2024 at 11:32 pm

      Great idea, Sue! Incorporating a fun song and rhythm into handwashing makes it engaging for kids. Well done!

  • Cheryl Person

    February 4, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    sing a handwashing song, while looking at the pictures posted in front of them

  • Amberly

    February 6, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    I love to make up silly songs and fun hand gestures while we wash our hands really good!

    • Trainer

      February 6, 2024 at 11:31 pm

      Great idea, Amberly! Using silly songs and hand gestures makes handwashing fun and engaging for kids.

  • Shamil

    February 13, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    I would definitely find a song that lasts 20 seconds to make sure the kids are washing their hands for the right amount of time but at the same time can enjoy it by singing a silly song.

  • Patti

    February 13, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    We make hand washing fun by using a soap that lathers. We also sing Happy Birthday or Row Row Your Boat twice and then rinse the hands and towel dry.

    • Trainer

      February 16, 2024 at 11:31 pm

      Patti, using songs and lathering soap are great ways to make handwashing fun for kids! Keep up the good work.

  • Debra Day

    March 7, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    We use songs and fun sand timers

  • Tiffany

    March 10, 2024 at 12:27 am

    Singing songs and playing a game like whose hands are soapier today or who can scrub more today?

    • Trainer

      March 11, 2024 at 10:31 pm

      Great ideas, Tiffany! Incorporating songs and games can make handwashing fun and engaging for children.

  • Melissa K Vanatta

    March 11, 2024 at 7:35 pm

    Singing a song and washing hands together for modeling.

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