Hand Washing Worksheets Collection

There are 5 different worksheets about how to wash hands. You can enlarge and save them by clicking each of the pictures above. 

First of all, let’s talk about the importance of washing hands. Why is this so important to wash hands ?

As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Although it’s impossible to keep your hands germ-free, washing your hands frequently can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes.

The most important advantage of hand washing is that you prevent yourself from getting infected by a number of dangerous ailments. People who are careless about washing their hands are at a higher risk of catching a cold or flu. Not washing hands has also the ability to cause gastrointestinal illnesses and also diarrhea which can spread to the whole family.

When To Wash Hands ?

Wash your hands before:

  • Making food
  • Eating or drinking
  • Giving first aid
  • Caring for someone who is sick

Wash your hands after:

  • Going to the bathroom
  • Changing diapers
  • Cleaning up after someone who has urinated or defecated
  • Giving first aid
  • Caring for someone who is sick
  • Preparing food, especially after touching raw meat, poultry or fish
  • Coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
  • Handling animals or animal waste
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Handling things that were touched by flood water or sewage