Wash, Wash,Wash

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Wash, Wash,Wash

  • wash hands
  • clean
  • dirty
  • scrub
  • rub
  • bubbles
  • baby
  • mother
  • wash


  • soap
  • water
  • paper towels

To do

  1. Chant the following while washing hands with toddlers:

    This hand is the baby hand.
    This hand is the mother.
    Together they rub and they rub together,
    One hand scrubs the other.

  2. Another chant to try with older toddlers:

    Wash, hands, wash do you know how?
    Soap and water and scrub and scrub.
    That is how.

To do again

Sing about washing hand 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 to get them clean.

Teaching hints

It's a fact-the primary way to prevent the spread of diseases is by proper and frequent hand washing by both teachers and children. Encourage the toddlers to rub their hands together untilthey make bubbles to help get them to thoroughly wash their hands.

Home connections

Make hand washing part of the routine at home to establish an effective hand washing habit.

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