Children's Pack

The Children's Pack is full of ideas and materials to encourage children to make hand washing part of their everyday routine.  The pack has been designed specifically for use by children between the ages of three and six and is supported by materials available from this website.

What is in the pack?

The pack is downloadable from this website and includes:

  • Posters featuring a cartoon character called Handy to encourage regular hand washing
  • Reminder stickers of Handy for placing around toilets and classroom sinks
  • Some ideas to help make hand washing part of the school day and to raise children's awareness
  • A fun reward chart that can be filled out when children wash their hands. (This can be photocopied or downloaded and given out to pupils each week)
  • Stickers of Handy to reward children for washing their hands - these could be given out at the end of each week
  • A cartoon DVD featuring Handy to help explain why, when and how hands should be washed

 

Posters | Handy Image | Teacher's Card | Reward Chart
Reward Stickers | Animation

 

Posters 1 to 4

There are four posters included in the pack, to download them please click below:

To download Gaelic versions of the posters please click below:

These are designed to encourage regular hand washing and should be placed where appropriate, in both primary schools and nurseries.

Handy Image

Handy Image

A downloadable image of Handy can be printed out at any size you want, so it can be used in lots of different ways. It is available as both a PDF file as well as a JPEG. You could use this to make your own reward chart or you could print out a large Handy and put him onto cardboard to act as a hand washing monitor.

Use this file for printing Handy:

Use these files for inserting into your documents:
(To download the image files right click on the appropriate size file and select 'Save Target As ...', then browse to the location on your computer you wish to save the file.)

Teacher's Card

Some ideas to help make hand washing part of the school day.

Reward Chart

A chart that can be filled out when children wash their hands (this can be photocopied or downloaded and given out to pupils each week).

Reward Stickers

These could be given out at the end of each week to reward children for washing their hands. The diameter of the stickers is 3cm and we would recommend printing them on PC4 labels which have diameter of 3.25cm, to ensure stickers are printed correctly. It may be possible to print to other sticker formats such as address labels but we cannot guarantee with the download that these will match up exactly:

Animation

This cartoon animation helps to explain why, when and how hands should be washed. It lasts for around 5 minutes.

Download the Animation

To download the animation right click on the appropriate format and select 'Save Target As ...' and then browse to the location on your computer you wish to save the file. Please note this may take several minutes, but it will be of a higher quality than the flash version above.

PC Version

Mac Version

Germs. Wash your hands of them

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