Hand Washing

Food Safety Poster Bulletin Board Resources

Use the signs and posters featured here to remind your students and staff about the importance of hand washing.

CDC Health-e-cards

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Send free e-cards to friends, family members, and co-workers to help spread the message of disease prevention.

Did You Wash 'Em? How to Wash

Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Provides a short online video detailing proper hand washing procedures. Also, includes instructions on how to wash your hands and when to wash them.

Did You Wash 'Em? Teaching Module for Educators (PDF | 322.19 KB)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

For use with children of ages 3-10.

Health in Your Hands figures Health in Your Hands

The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap.

Includes a Handwashing Handbook, a handwashing quiz, and a public service announcement, available in English and Spanish.

Help Us Keep You Healthy: Handwashing Resources

Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services.

A collection of resources and lessons about handwashing for parents, teachers, day care providers, and children from kindergarten to 6th grade.

Henry the Hand

Henry the Hand Foundation

Web site designed specifically for children in pre-school, primary, or intermediate grades, and their parents or educators that includes posters, coloring books, activities, a video, and more. Portions of the site and materials available in French and Spanish.

Sink Those Germs: Wash Your Hands!

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Handouts and game materials promote the benefits of regular hand washing

Teaching Hand Hygiene

Minnesota Department of Health.

Four age appropriate handwashing curricula for ages preschool to adult. Includes, activities, projects, posters and songs.

The SOPE Project

The SOPE Project.

Colorful homepage of this non-profit organization. Includes handwashing tips, links, and posters available for purchase.

Wash your Hands

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Detailed explanation for the best method of hand washing as well as the history of how hand washing was discovered to prevent disease and infection.

Wash Those Hands!

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Handwashing posters, table tents, handouts, coloring sheets, and game materials are available from this site.