Washing your hands is SUPER important! It can keep you and your family free of getting sick. But did you know before COVID that you were supposed to spend 20 seconds doing it? Maybe not. Learn some fun ways to spend time while washing your hands, and take advantage of this 20-second miracle!

20 Second Miracle

Lesson Type(s) Grade(s) Description
Arts & Crafts, Service K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Learn how to wash your hands, then come up with fun ways to spend the full 20 seconds doing it!
Activity Prep Materials GGC Heart Badges
None. Soap, Water, Paper, Writing utensil, Internet access Health


  • EXPLAIN: COVID-19 virus might seem a little scary. The world has turned topsy turvy to keep people from getting this disease. But everything we are doing is to keep you and your family safe. And you can help keep yourself and your family safe, too.
  • INSTRUCT: Let’s imagine COVID-19 as the villain in a superhero movie. And you’re the superhero, of course!
    • ASK: What’s the one thing that can stop the virus in its tracks?
    • EXPLAIN: Washing your hands for 20 seconds!
  • EXPLAIN: Washing your hands might seem boring, but it’s your biggest weapon in the fight against coronavirus. And we’re going to explore some ways to make your handwashing even better and more fun.



      • DISCUSS: How can you make other coronavirus precautions more fun to do?
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