The Best Way to Get Kids To Wash Their Hands

kids washing hands

If you are reading this, then you know how hard it is to get kids to wash their hands – whether they are two or twelve! So I want to introduce you to some of my favorite soaps for kids!

I have used all of these soaps with great success and they have wow-ed many Moms! I even had it on one of my TV segments because I loved it so much!

Especially with COVID-19, washing hands is more essential than ever – and it is more required than ever! My kids never had to wash their hands before walking into their school. Now they have to do so – and then wash their hands several times a day after that!

kids washing hands

While hand sanitizer is easy and convenient – it is not as effective as handwashing with soap and water. So, soap is still the best way to deal with germs. Yet, how can you make it fun and easy? You need to check out these three fun soaps for kids!


Splatz Soap

SPLATZ are eco-friendly bubbles of pure hand soap that literally SPLAT when kids squeeze them. These bitty bundles of bubbles were designed by a Massachusetts Mom and developed by two Harvard/MIT scientists. Each packet is packed with natural ingredients in eco-friendly packaging with biodegradable soap shells. (It is not advised to put the shells down the drain so dispose of them in other ways.)

Parents of younger kids do need to supervise so the bubbles don’t burst and accidentally squirt soap in an eye. Plus, they should be kept out of reach of younger children so they know they are not candy. For older kiddos and younger ones with supervision, SPLATZ are super to squish and then suds-up!

  • Ages: 3 and up
  • MSRP: $13.99


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This antibacterial formulation effectively kills germs and bacteria within 20 seconds of handwashing and rinses clean with water! Each keychain holder contains 12 individually wrapped colorful Crazy Cleanz soaps. It makes handwashing more fun with cool colors and crazy faces! Just make sure younger kids don’t mistake these for candy! The tube easily clips to any backpack or sac allowing kids to wash their hands wherever they may go.

  • Ages: 2 and up
  • MSRP: $16.99


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Give children an extra reason to wash their hands! Created using HypercolorⓇ technology, this color-changing foam soap is a blast to use. Watch as it changes colors in your hands and then rinses a different color. It smells terrific, too! Available in Apple (Green), Strawberry (Magenta), and Berry (Blue) scents.

All of these soaps are great to bring with you along with a bottle of water and a microfiber cloth for on-the-go handwashing portability! They are also amazing for stocking stuffers, Easter basket fillers, teacher gifts, and more.


Speaking of teacher gifts here is one cute way to gifting some soap. Just attach one printable to the container! Such a fun (and appreciated) bus driver or teacher gift!

Want more soap-themed printables that would be AWESOME for end-of-the-year teacher gifts? Teachers love functional gifts and these are fun and so timely!

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Before you go, here are some functional tips too. As a Mom of two and an Aunt of four, these have been the most successful actions in our house!


Some other tips to get your kids to wash their hands include:

  • Using Alexa- say “Alexa, sing a handwashing song.”
  • Using Alexa – say “Alexa, sing a song for 20 seconds.”
  • Give kids a sticker and when they earn a row of stickers, they get to pick from a prize box.
  • If they wash their hands before dinner, they get dessert!
  • Have them do a germ challenge so they can see how important it is to wash hands!. You can see some fun experiments here!

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