'Wash Your Hands' spelled out in bacteria colonies on individual petri dishes. Text beneath reads: These are germs from unwashed hands. Dirty hands spread disease. Gross. Wash them.'

Everyone can prevent the spread of germs.

Proper handwashing is an easy, effective way to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.

Do you know the 6 important steps of proper handwashing?

Operation Suds handwashing education materials

Resources to teach kids the importance of proper handwashing.

Kindergarten and elementary school

Classroom-based activity materials are available for check out. In 45 minutes, students learn what germs are, where germs hide and when and how to wash their hands.


  • Discussion about the importance of handwashing.
  • Animated video.
  • Black light activity to test handwashing effectiveness.
  • Super Scrub and Bubbles activity books:

Reserve Operation Suds materials online.

Middle and high school students

This flexible lesson plan can last 1 day to a few weeks, depending on how much time you have. It teaches experiment design and how to write a lab report.

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