- Bowl or small basin.
- Small dish with small cake of soap.
- Small dish with small nail brush.
- Small dish for personal jewelry.
- Small hand towel to dry hands – optional
- Drying cloth for cleaning up.
- Bucket for water discard.
- Optional lotion container (not pump).
- A stable stand or table.
- A plastic-coated table cloth or oilcloth.
- A plastic-coated table cloth or oilcloth
- Invite the child to the lesson.
- Explain that the child will learn how to wash his hands.
- Ask the child to watch.
- Put on apron.
- Roll up sleeves.
- Remove jewelry and place it in ring holder.
- Fill the pitcher up with water.
- Pour the water into the bowl.
- Gently place hands into the water.
- Lift hands over water and let your hands drip into the bowl.
- Pick up soap bar and rub it on hands.
- Rub hands together, lathering them.
- Dab hands into the water once again to remove the soap.
- Pick up the towel in the bottom right corner.
- Dry your hands.
- Fold towel back into original position.
- Gently rotate the bowl to loosen the soap.
- Pour the water from the bowl into the bucket.
- Pour remaining water from the pitcher into the bowl.
- Gently rotate again and pour the water into the bucket.
- Pour the water from the bucket into the water waste area.
- Ask the child to perform the exercise.
- Once the child is done, show him to clean up.
- Dry the bowl, pitcher, table and floor with the table drying towel in the top right corner.
- Fold the towel if it is clean, if not place it in the laundry bin and replace it with a clean one.
- Place the pitcher back into the center of the bowl.
- Remove apron, put jewelry back on, unroll sleeves.
Same as presentation.
Points of Interest
Wetting hands without splashing.
Care of the person through washing hands, give a sense of order through a sequence of materials, concentration, independence.
2 1/2 to 4
Much different from washing hands at sink as this is a focusing activity. Helps child see joy of personal care.