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Do you know what a tippy tap is?

At the moment it is vital that we keep washing our hands to keep ourselves fit and well. But what happens in the woods when you have no running water?

You use a Tippy Tap, of course.

During our summer activities this year the children have been learning how to use the tap and keep their hands clean and germ free.

How to make one:

You will need:

a 5 litre plastic container

some paracord

a sharp implement

a stick

What to do next:

Make a hole in the lid of the container and thread a long piece of para cord through the hole. Tie a knot so the cord can not slip out

Make some holes just under the lid- this is where the water will flow out. Make them quite big.

Thread a strong stick or pole through the handle of the container and hang it up in a tree or between 2 trees.

Fill the container with warm, soapy water and replace the lid.

Tie a stick to the other end of the para cord- this acts as a pedal.

How to use it:

Place your foot on the stick and push until the water flows out of the holes.

Rub hands in the flow while singing:

"This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, here at Forest School." To the tune of Here we go round the mulberry bush.

Make sure you wash them for 20 seconds.

Dry hands on a paper towel and dispose of it in the bin.



Keep hands clean and stay safe- simple....


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