What are all the things we do with our hands?

Copyright Adebanji Alade
Copyright Gerard Sekoto, South Africa.

We write, draw and cook. We pick things up and put things down. Our hands carry babies and weave our hair.

We shake hands to welcome each other and wave to say goodbye.

Copyright United Nation 1993.

Nelson Mandela meets the United Nations Secretary General in Portugal in 1993.


Take a CLOSER look at your hands. Are they really clean? What are you carrying in your hands? Can you draw the things you can see and the tiny things you can’t see?

Copyright http://scientificanimations.com

Germs are very tiny. You can’t see them, but they are there. Germs are on door handles, tables, bus seats, and bags, waiting to be picked up by YOU!

Every time you sneeze or cough you could be spreading the virus if you have it. It can travel very far when you sneeze and cough – as far as 7 meters!
Copyright Kelly Sikkema