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Topic – Wash Your Hands

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Wash Your Hands

Germs are all around you. Most of the time, your body fights germs so you do not get sick from them. But sometimes germs do make us sick. Washing your hands with soap gets rid of germs.

Staying Healthy

Anything you touch could have germs on it. The germs stick to your fingers. If you touch your mouth, nostrils, or eyes, the germs could get into your body. If you are eating a sandwich, germs could spread from your fingers to the bread. When you eat the bread, the germs go into your body. Washing your hands with soap gets rid of germs before they get into you!

Helping Others Stay Healthy

If you are sick, you might blow your nose a lot. You might cough or sneeze into your hands. Germs from your body can get onto your hands. You could spread the germs when you touch something. Someone else might get those germs and get sick.

How to Wash Your Hands

Use warm water and lots of soap. Scrub for 30 seconds. Remember to wash both sides of your hands and between your fingers. If you sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice, you will know when 30 seconds are up. (Do not sing it too quickly!) Then rinse your hands with lots of water and dry them off. Use a clean towel, paper towel, or a machine that blows warm air.

Using Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a liquid that kills germs. People use it when they are not able to wash their hands with soap. Use enough hand sanitizer to make both sides of your hands wet. Then rub it in until it dries.


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