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Here are the Cutest Handwashing Posters for Kids Ever

Mar 31, 2020

As I type this out, I can't help but notice that I am slowing transforming into a crocodile. Or an alligator, if you prefer. 

My hands, despite my best efforts to use really good hand cream, are very dry. Because like you I'm washing my hands more than I ever have in my entire life. 

As grown-ups, we know it's really important to wash our hands. And your kids probably do, too. But you know who is prone to forgetting? Kids. 

Need a kid-friendly explanation of handwashing? Check this out.

A fun and easy way to remind little ones about how to wash their hands is a poster near the sink, and although the World Health Organization guidelines are extremely helpful and satisfying to an adult audience, their posters aren't exactly dripping in curb appeal. 

So, the team at CBC Kids created something that would grab the attention of just about anyone who looked at it. 

It's adapted from the World Health Organization's recommendations for handwashing, but with a more kid-friendly approach. 

You can download and print the full version by clicking the image below. It's great for home bathrooms. And if you want something a bit more musical, there's a remixed version after that's set to a popular song! 

Ready for a remix? 

If you and your kids like the song Old Town Road, then you're in luck. There's a handwashing poster for that!

Just remember to take the recommended 20 seconds to make sure your hands are squeaky clean. Click the image below to print off this remixed poster!

Now that you've taken your soap down to old town sink, I just wanted to check in — how are you doing? Hanging in there? Let us know what you need in the comments below. 


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