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