Lowell Herbert sent us this wonderful handwashing song from London! Here are the lyrics and recording followed by his letter…
Handwashing Song Lyrics
Germs are small yes they’re very, very small
And in fact they can’t be seen at all.
But beware! They are there!
So wash your hands, scrub-a-dub,
And if you want to cough or sneeze,
Try to do it in your sleeve
Or a tissue…………then the bin……….
Find a bin and put it in!
Here’s Lowell’s letter:
I am sending this song from our Montessori nursery in London, England and we hope you will enjoy it.
Obviously I wrote it because of the Coronavirus and the children love singing it. There are 46 children and they range in age from 2 to 4 and-a-half.
Have fun and stay safe,
Thanks so much for sharing Lowell! I love it! Stay well! -Mama Lisa
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8 Responses to “Handwashing Song with Recording”
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April 2nd, 2020 at 7:19 pm
Can you share the chords for this song for ukulele or guitar please?
April 4th, 2020 at 6:17 pm
I love the idea of singing to make teaching little children to wash their hands for 20 seconds easier! Who wrote the lyrics, so that I can refer the song to my family. Thanks!
May 6th, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Great way to teach kids the art of singing and also learning without pressure. Ye canna shove your granny off the bus is another great one for kids. (Music was she’ll be coming round the mountains when she comes.) The words can be changed to suit any situation just with a little bit of imagination.
June 7th, 2020 at 2:11 pm
Message for Heddy – I wrote both words and music – feel free with either.
Message for Martha Louise – I can send you the music – I don’t know how to put in the chords with guitar chord symbols but if you email me I can send you a copy of the music – piano arrangement – and can mark what the chords are i.e. A+ A- Fsharp major etc. Happy to do that. The chords for ‘seen it all’ are C sharp major and F sharp minor which may bee difficult chord on the guitar – I don’t know!!!
June 28th, 2020 at 8:27 pm
Maria O. wrote:
“My second graders always sang Happy Birthday song.” (While washing hands.)
June 28th, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Lavelle C. wrote:
“Well, I just slowly say, Rub-a-Dub dub, 3 men in a tub and who do you think they be? A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker. Turn ’em out knaves all three.”
June 28th, 2020 at 9:07 pm
Hazy L. wrote:
This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands to stop Corona virus.
Repeat three times
October 16th, 2021 at 4:50 pm
I love this site. I have so many songs filled with memory of childhood. I shall visit regularly