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Handwashing / Disease Prevention

Lesson Plans and Activities

Germs Away!

  • Online game for kids, classroom activities and handwashing poster

Healthy Hands: Hand Hygiene Resource Manual (Gr. K-8)

  • Lesson plans, activities, reproducibles

Bug Out! Facilitator Booklet (Grades K-3)

  • Contains more than 10 classroom activities on germs and hygiene
  • Developed by Canadian Red Cross

Curriculum Supports

Germs Away! The ABC’s of Hand Washing

  • Six-minute hand washing DVD video and accompanying teacher guide and activities for preschool to Grade 2
  • Available for loan from the Health Unit by contacting your school’s public health nurse

Wash Up! It’s in Your Hands

  • A personal hygiene program for Grades 4-9
  • 12-minute DVD and accompanying teacher guide
  • Available for loan from the Health Unit by contacting your school’s public health nurse

Additional Resources

Let’s Wash Our Hands! poster

Scrub Club

  • Interactive games, webisodes, activity sheets and teacher’s guide

Germ Smart ‘Wash Your Hands’ video

Germ Smart: ‘How to Wash Your Hands’ video

‘Pump the Pump’ video