Sign Language Dictionary

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wash hands

Wash Hands in Sign Language

Learn how to sign wash hands. It’s a very important skill (and sign!)

1. Put hands together and rub them around.
2. This sign looks just like you are washing soap off of your hands. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Use sign language for potty training. Go to our site and download the free sequence charts in the Resources section. Included in there is the sign for wash hands. Teach each step in sign language and hang the cue cards to help children remember the steps!
  • In the classroom, when a child returns from the bathroom, you can sign wash hands with a quizzical look to make sure they’ve completed that important part of the task – and you can sign without interrupting your flow of conversation with someone else in the class! It’s a quick and easy way to check in.

Just like you’re washing your hands. Show me wash hands.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)