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Aprender a lavarnos las manos de manera eficaz requiere práctica tanto para niños como para adultos. El Lavado de Manos de Alta Velocidad puede ser una forma divertida y segura de ayudar a un grupo de niños a lavarse las manos bien y rápidamente, al mismo tiempo que se distancian socialmente.
Learning to wash our hands effectively takes practice for children and adults alike. High Speed Hand Washing can be a fun and safe way to help a group of children wash their hands well and quickly while also social distancing. Use these strategies along with the High Speed Hand Washing: How Groups can Wash Better, Faster video and High Speed Hand Washing youth poster (English/Spanish/bilingual) in your home or classroom.
The High Speed Hand Washing Basic Lesson Plan is used to teach the basic technique where hands are lathered up longer and groups can wash hands quicker. It can be used as a pre-curriculum lesson so food safety practices can be modeled during nutrition lessons before food is prepared or served. This lesson can be used indoors or outdoors with youth or adult groups. Adaptations for COVID-19 precautions are included.
Students enjoy performing the Sneaky Germ Skit to review proper hand washing for the class. Then, the class enjoys a rousing game of Win, Lose or Wash! affirming key times that you should wash your hands.
Students who have learned High Speed Hand Washing in previous years revisit food safety with funny skit or game activities. Students review High Speed Hand Washing and practice it in their new classroom groups to get their class time under 5 minutes. Our research with 3rd though 8th graders over seven years shows that food safety practices may slip from year to year, but an engaging food safety activity revives and slightly increases their commitment to proper hand washing. Skits and games that can be adapted for most age groups are listed as Food Safety Activity Supplements.