Hi, I'm Rinsey Racoon!

I'm here to teach your kids how to wash their hands

In an effort to eliminate childhood lead poisoning and reduce the spread of illnesses, the Lead and Healthy Homes Program has a fun and educational hand washing curriculum for students ages 3-8.

With the help of mascot Rinsey the Raccoon, the 30 minute curriculum includes:

  • An interactive story book on the 5-steps of hand washing (soap and water, bubbles, 20 second rule, rinse, and dry)

  • A sing along as students pretend to wash their hands for the appropriate amount of time

  • An interactive activity where students must help Rinsey wash his hands the right way by putting the steps in order

  • At the end of the program, students will receive an activity book with stickers to take home.

  • Teachers will receive free posters to place in bathrooms with Rinsey reminding students of the 5-steps.


Wash Your Hands With Rinsey is a program funded by the New Jersey Department of Health created to help children learn proper hand washing techniques while educating them on the importance of washing. 

On this website, you'll find Wash Your Hands With Rinsey in the following formats:

Interactive Online eBook

Downloadable eBook

Downloadable Static PDF

Animated Video

To schedule or for more information, please contact Kelly McLaughlin at (856) 675-5307 or kmclaughlin@snjpc.org

If you would like a representative from our program to virtually visit your classroom via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other web conferencing platforms, please request a free session!

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The Southern Regional Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition fights the threat of lead poisoning in Southern Jersey and educates the community
on healthy housing cleaning and renovation practices. Coalition membership represents a range of public health professionals and community members in the South Jersey area, including nurses, lead inspectors and representatives from health departments and hospitals. The coalition offers free educational materials, home safety trainings and at home dust wipe kits for residents to test their homes for toxic lead paint hazards.

Lead and Healthy Homes is a program of Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative and funded by the NJ Department of Health ©2021

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