Handwashing Awareness – Videos & Activities

Use videos and activities to teach kids why good hand washing habits are important. Place this handwashing poster by your sink to encourage good personal hygiene.

Handwashing for Young Children

Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–K

Young children will learn about germs and good handwashing practices in this fun video.

Source: Eastern Ontario Health on youtube.com

Length: 3 minutes 7 seconds

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Hand Washing with Sid the Science Kid

Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–1

In this video from PBS Kids, Sid the Science Kid shows kids the proper way to wash their hands to ensure cleanliness and healthiness.

Source: CCBHNet on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 10 seconds

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Hand Washing with Soapy the Germinator

Appropriate Grades: 1-3

Soapy the Germinator teaches kids about germs and hand washing in this video. They'll learn how, why, and when to wash their hands.

Source: Ron Turowski on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 10 seconds

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.