Handwashing with Rufus
Teach your kids how to wash their hands with Rufus the messy monster.
E.coli is a nasty bacteria which can make children under five seriously ill as their immune systems are not yet strong enough to fight off infection.
While the majority of E.coli cases happen at home, there were 49 E.coli outbreaks in childcare settings between 2010 and 2016. We’ve created the Rufus handwashing programme to help make learning good handwashing habits fun.
Handwashing - the Rufus way
How to use these resources
The storybook helps teach children the key times to wash their hands.
Print out the poster and put it up over the sink so the children can follow the five steps.
Cut out these characters from the storybook and make puppets to create new adventures for Rufus and friends.
Print out these colouring sheets to create some Rufus art for your walls.
How to wash your hands - the 5 steps
When to wash your hands