Operation Suds

Operation Suds is a self-administered interactive program that was developed to help educators teach children about the need for hand washing. The program is designed for children grades K through 6 and all necessary materials are available for check out to local residents through the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

The program consists of a brief discussion about the importance of hand washing, a short animated video and a special blacklight activity designed to test each student's hand washing ability. Additionally, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department can provide hand washing related materials for educators to help reinforce the message in the classroom.

By participating in Operation Suds students will learn about:

  • What germs are
  • Where germs hide
  • When to wash hands
  • How to wash hands

The program takes approximately 45 minutes per class to complete depending on the size of each group.

For more information or to reserve Operation Suds materials please call (253) 798-6460.


Wash Your Hands Lesson Materials