You Can be a Hero

You Can be a Hero

This story is for children in pre-school, Kindergarten, first, and second grades. You may share this with as many people as you like, but please don’t remove my name at the bottom.

Learning to be a Hero

You may only be four or five years old (use your child’s age), but you can be a hero. Listen to the things your family is telling you about washing your hands with lots of soapy bubbles and water. You can practice counting to twenty while you wash your hands. You are being a hero each time you wash your hands because you are killing germs that can make people sick. If we don’t wash our hands, icky germs can get on everything we touch. How often should you wash you hands?

  1. Wash your hands after using the bathroom.
  2. Wash your hands before you touch food with your hands (eating an apple or banana).
  3. Wash your hands before you eat.
  4. Wash your hands after you play with toys.
  5. Wash your hands if you have played outside in your yard.
  6. Wash your hands after you cough, blow your nose, or sneeze.
  7. Wash your hands if you have played with a pet animal.
  8. Wash your hands every time you come in the house from outside.

It would be a fun project to draw a picture each day showing one of the reasons to wash your hands. After you have drawn all eight pictures, I think you will remember all of the times you need to wash your hands, and you can tell your other family members what you learned about hand-washing.

Do you wonder why washing your hands makes you a hero? It is because every time you wash your hands you are killing germs that could make someone else in your house sick. Helping to keep your family safe makes you a very special hero.

Copyright Judith Hayes 2020


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