Kindergarten; Why should we wash our hands?

Watch my video on how to wash your hands!!!

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This week, we are going to talk about the importance of washing our hands. 
1st - We touch a lot of stuff with our hands (handles of doors, cabinets, toilets, shopping carts, railings, etc.)
2nd - After we touch stuff sometimes we eat or touch our face and can spread the germs into our body.
3rd - Washing ours hands the proper way can limit or get rid of the germs.
4th - Soap and water is just as good as hand sanitizer as long as we do it correctly.  

Let's learn how to wash our hands correctly. Now Mr. Atkins is going to ask that you wash your hands often and especially when we go out in public and come home. 

  1. Wet your hands with water.
  2. Apply enough soap to cover your whole hand.
  3. Rub your hands palm to palm.
  4. Rub your right palm over your left hand, interlacing fingers, and vice versa.
  5. Rub palm to palm again, this time with your fingers interlaced.
  6. Rub the back of your fingers on your opposite palm (kind of like the motion of squeezing the juice out of an orange).
  7. Rub rotationally over your left and right thumbs.
  8. Rub rotationally over your fingertips (to get under your nails).
  9. Rinse with water.
  10. Dry thoroughly with a towel.
  11. Use a towel to turn off the water facet.