The coronavirus has changed our lives in a number of ways, including making more of us aware of the need to wash our hands frequently. It is not only adults who need to pay attention to that suggestion but also children. But, getting them to do so is not the easiest thing in the world. One teacher developed a hack that would keep kids at the sink long enough and often enough to be effective. It’s something you want to consider doing as well.
Mrs. Woods is a third-grade teacher at the Hallsville School District in Hallsville, Missouri. In order to get her students to wash their hands regularly, she stamps their hands in the morning. By the time the day is over, their hands should have been washed enough that the stamp is gone.
They even earn a prize if they reach the goal.
Woods explained this great idea on her Facebook page:
“We are doing our best in room 550 to keep the germs away,” she wrote alongside some photos of students’ hands’ stamped with “Mrs. Woods.”
“Students got stamps on their hands this morning. If it’s gone by the end of the day from washing their hands, they get a prize. We are trying.”
After being posted, it went viral. Almost 50,000 people have liked the post and some 89,000 have shared it.
“I’m stamping my own kid with this idea in mind every morning,” wrote Ambrea Westmoreland.
“I need to try this at work,” wrote Mandie Duckworth. “I’m noticing adults are worse than kids.”
If you want to get the most out of your handwashing efforts, then rub your hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Make sure that you get the back of your hands and your fingernails. You can gauge 20 seconds by singing the alphabet song while you’re washing. After washing your hands, let them air dry or dry them with a clean towel.