Washing Toys with Dyed Water - Color Theme

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some of the chores Miss E helps with are cleaning counters and doing laundry.  Washing toys is another chore she helps me complete.  For this months Color Theme, I thought I would make washing toys more fun by using colored water to clean them.

Here is the cleaning station I set up.  If your child is not tall enough to reach the counters with a stool, this could be set up on the floor over a blanket.  

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We added food coloring to the sudsy water.  We went through several trays of soapy water.  For each tray, Miss E chose two to three colors she wanted to add to the water.  

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While washing her toys, she enjoyed playing in the colored bubbles and water.

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This is the perfect messy play activity because at the end of the activity, you end up with clean toys, and your child will have had the the opportunity to explore color concepts while lending a helpful hand.  The food coloring did not stain any of her toys and rinsed off with fresh water.  Just in case, I wouldn't wash a beloved toy with the dyed water.  

This post is shared at the Kids Co-Op Linky.

9 comments:

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Isn't amazing how the simple addition of food coloring can liven up an activity? What a great idea!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have never used so much food coloring in my life. It's a staple for activities in our house. How much food coloring do you go through, Crystal?

MiaB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea. I love that you added food coloring... my daughter would absolutely love this...colors & bubbles all at once...definitely a must try :)

Mansi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea. Soapy water and coloring. I must try this at home.

Lorie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE this idea because I HATE washing toys and my son LOVES to play in water! What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for linking it up to Kid's Co-op!

The Monko said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Rebeka, This is a fab idea. My goblin could do this when washing the sand off his diggers nearly every day! Thanks for linking it to the kids co-op. (my first week hosting, very exciting).

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SO MUCH lol! We add it to things almost daily, and it really makes all the difference as far as sprucing up an activity :)

JDaniel4's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

JDaniel would love the colored bubbles!

Lorie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Featured you today! :)http://www.readingconfetti.com/2012/03/kids-co-op-link-party-7.html

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