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Bathroom rule activities


UW Teacher

i was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas on bathroom rules. I want to teach the teacher some specific bathroom rules along with having them do an activity that goes along with learning the rules. It may be a simple song or game. Any suggestions would be wonderful.



Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Flush the Toilet
When you're Through!

The students made paper roses and paper violets and I have the poem posted in the classroom restroom along with their colorful art.


Senior Member
Silly but it worked

Long time ago when I was doing preschool programs, the children would call it "the Magic Flush" --- flush and everything disappears - just like a magician makes things disappear.:)

MI Kinder

Here's a good one...

I learned this at a conference and it worked REALLY well. By leading the class through the process, they 'police' the bathroom by themselves and I don't need to chime in at all w/ reminders.

*When my class moved from our temporary bldg. to our new one, with a bathroom located in our room, we had quite a few 'surprise' door openings, etc.

The kids and I charted:
What is important about using the bathroom?
I wrote down everything they came up with. All of it child-driven and very on target. (there were about 8 things)

We reviewed the rules and I made a stop/go sign with the whole group to place on the door.

After about a week+ I said 'there are too many words on this chart. Let's see if we can make it easier to read'. We condensed it down to 4 rules and I took pictures of each (knock-hand knocking, flush/handle, etc and very brain compatible).

I posted the chart on the bathroom door and the best part...THEY FOLLOW IT and if somebody doesn't, they take care of it.


Full Member
Hand Washing

In addition to the usual rules about bathroom etiquette, I have had an ongoing battle of handwashing with my students. Kindergarteners are notoriously bad about washing their hands properly. One of the most helpful things I have found was a handwashing program that was sent to me free of charge from Johnson & Johnson (I think). It contains several adaptable lesson plans about germs and a UV light and lotion that let the students see how easily germs pass from hand to hand and how casual hand washing doesn't get the germs off. I use this program at the beginning of each school year and I repeat it whenever I feel that the children are becoming lax in their handwashing diligence.