Download these fun, age-appropriate tools to educate kids on proper handwashing technique.
Handwashing is the single most important step in preventing the spread of infections. Our popular Operation: WASHUP program provides easy-to-understand tools to educate children between the ages of six and eight about proper handwashing technique.
When they’ve completed the program, kids can become certified handwashing experts!
The following downloads can be used by parents to teach children at home, or by pharmacists to promote handwashing with parents of small children who visit the pharmacy.
These 12 activities help children have fun learning about germs, through activities such as mazes, “spot the differences” puzzles, and drawing and colouring pages, along with a six-step handwashing guide.
This mission card makes handwashing a fun challenge for kids: their objective is to wash their hands using the proper technique for seven days straight. The card is to be initialled by parents or guardians each day the child remembers, and is a great way to get the child into a good habit of washing hands.
Print this card out for the child, reminding them of the seven-day handwashing mission.
Once the child has completed the seven-day handwashing mission, they get a reward—an Official Handwashing Certificate!Download the certificate as a PDF
Download this handout
You can also print this handout of the six steps in good handwashing technique, and place it in the child’s bathroom as a reminder.
This colourful poster summarizes the six steps to good handwashing. It can be printed as a 16 x 24-inch, large-format poster to display in the pharmacy, or as a 8.5 x 11-inch small-format flyer for handing out.Download the large poster as a PDF
Download the small poster as a PDF