Hand Washing

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Hand Washing
Practical Life - Grooming
Age3 - 4
hand towel

In this activity the child learns how to wash their hands.


  1. step one
  2. step two, etc

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • Paper towels or cloth towels might be used (you could have a little hand towel for each child)
  • Liquid soap or bar soap might be used
  • Please, do not do the traditional hand washing lesson with basin and the pitcher. The point of this is to teach the child how to do a practical activity that comes up in their daily life.
    The only time you might consider doing the traditional hand washing activity is if you are doing a unit study on life 120 years or so ago. (Little House books, or Anne of Green Gables, etc.)

Further Reading