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Welcome to the Healthy Schools, Healthy People - It's a SNAP Resources Page where you can make your own resources to supplement, support, and promote your handwashing program!

Click here to request your free starter kit.

Make Your Own Stickers!

Here are some ways you can use the colorful stickers to promote good hand washing in your school:

  • Create iron-ons for t-shirts, mouse pads,baseball caps and more!
  • Decorate school folders, backpacks, and compact disks
  • Wear stickers on t-shirts to advertise your hand washing program!
  • Produce your very own bumper stickers (be sure to ask guardian?s permission to place on vehicles!)
  • Create reusable buttons!
  • Design your own Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP stationery
  • Create magnets to decorate your refrigerator
  • Print design on clear reusable adhesives to decorate cups, windows and more!
  • Hand stickers out at a school assembly to get everyone involved!
  • Start a sticker collection today and let the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP sticker be the first of your collection!
  • Design a key chain
  • Attach to Frisbees to make for fun in the sun

To print stickers, use Avery labels 5294 (2 1/2" round labels; 12 per page).

Note: On the print menu, under copies and adjustments, make sure the Shrink or Expand options are NOT checked.

Sticker Sheet [PDF]

Make Your Own Honor Roll Certificates!

Here’s a ready-made certificate for teachers, administrators and nurses to recognize students who have been involved in the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP handwashing program.

Honor Roll Certificate [PDF]

Make Your Own Handouts and Bookmarks

Here are some ways you can use the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP poster and bookmark to promote proper hand washing in your school!

  • Create colorful handouts to share with your class
  • Design a bulletin board in your school and decorate!
  • Use to create bookmarks!
  • Create a cartoon or storybook using the exhibit panel pictures.
  • Design placemats for your school cafeteria.
  • Design your own handwashing calendar to remind peers to wash their hands!
  • Create posters to involve everyone in a school-wide handwashing campaign.
  • Create your own clean hands display or exhibit.

Bookmark [PDF]

Poster [PDF]

More Resources?

Clean Hands at the Beach Clean Hands at the Beach
Germs don?t go on vacation! Handwashing flyer with tips and word search on the back.
Going Beyond Green to be Clean Going Beyond Green to be Clean
Keep Germs Away on St. Patrick's Day! Handwashing flyer with tips and coloring/activity sheet on the back.
Jeremy the Germ
A story based on the skit by the drama club at Diamond View School, written by Bethany DuVarney, Lassen County Public Health Department (Susanville, CA) and illustrated by R. W. McBride. You can pledge to be germinators and wash your hands. Click the picture on the left to download your copy or email education@cleaninginstitute.org for a free copy.
Don?t Hand Those Germs to Me!
See how many possible infections you could prevent by washing your hands.
Don?t Do the Flu!
Halloween themed handwashing flyer with tips and coloring sheet on the back.
Clean Your Paws for Santa Claus
Keep germs away during the holiday season. This flyer includes handwashing tips and a coloring sheet on the back.
Have U Washed Your Hands 2Day?Brochure in English (14 Mb) and Spanish (13 Mb) with handwashing facts, quiz and word search. Poster also available.
Hooray for Handwashing
Soapy and Sudsy help kids remember when to wash hands. Story, songs, music sheets and coloring sheet.

Print Your Own Post Cards!

Five different post cards to help generate interest for your school entire school community! Send these to administrators, students, parent organizations, school nurses and parents to generate enthusiasm and gain program support or use them to decorate classrooms, cafeterias and lockers!

Click on the post cards below for a printable PDF version.
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Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP! (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention). Established 2003. The information contained in this website was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cleaning Institute®. This information is not copyrighted. It is for educational purposes only.

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