Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing is the best way to reduce the spread of infections and illness among students, school staff and their family members. The Clean Hands Kit is an online resource from Toronto Public Health with activities and videos to teach children (grades 4 to 8) how to keep their hands clean.
About the Clean Hands Kit
This online kit was developed to help keep students and teachers healthy by reducing the spread of germs that cause illness (e.g. cold, flu) in school communities. It was produced by Toronto Public Health in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Our hands are the most common means of spreading germs. Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing is the best way of reducing the spread of infections and illness amongst students, school staff and their family members.
The kit includes activities for students in grades 4 to 6, and a video for students in grades 4 to 8, to reinforce the clean hands message. It emphasizes the importance of frequent and proper hand washing and hand sanitizing to reduce illness.
What you will find in the online Clean Hands Kit:
A video suitable for up to grade 8 that helps students understand how to limit the spread of germs by frequently and properly washing and/or sanitizing their hands, and by covering their cough
Downloadable posters that depict the basic methods to reduce the spread of germs: proper hand washing, hand sanitizing, and covering your cough
An outline of the key messages for teachers to use in the classroom
A selection of activities to reinforce the key messages with students
Ideas for Using the Clean Hands Kit
Look for possible curriculum links and use it in the classroom