Get the kids involved in Global Handwashing Day with these free teaching resources

Get the kids involved in Global Handwashing Day with these free teaching resources

“The most important lesson a child can learn” – there was never a better time to teach it!

October 15th is the date allocated for this year’s Global Handwashing Day – and it could not come at a more opportune moment as the world struggles with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times. As the campaign website states,

“To beat the virus today and ensure better health outcomes beyond the pandemic, handwashing with soap must be a priority now and in the future.”

The very first Global Handwashing Day took place in 2008, when more than 120 million kids in 70 countries washed their hands with soap.

This year’s theme is Hand Hygiene for All described as “A call to action for all of society to achieve universal hand hygiene and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

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Global Handwashing Day

Free hand washing teaching resources

Wash your hands poster

Wash your hands poster

Raise awareness of the need for effective hand washing with these free resources

Global Handwashing Day “Always Wash Your Hands” Poster
This poster, designed for children, shows the key times for handwashing and demonstrates how to properly wash hands.

EYFS downloads for preschool, nursery
There are a number of PDF documents that will help to educate and entertain the children in your care: they all have a hand washing theme. They are free to use and distribute for everyone.
Hand washing video – the most important lesson a child can learn!
Hand washing with soap and water is an essential lifelong skill. Here, children in your care can learn the ten simple steps that show how to wash hands effectively.

The perfect way to teach children effective hand washing techniques

The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.
Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands whether inside or out.

Children learning how to wash hands with a portable handwash station