I didn’t get a chance to post one of Nancy’s at-home activities on Friday but since we’ve got rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow, I’ll post this one now. It’s the In-Home Car Wash! (BTW I love your daughter’s headband Nancy!)
LOL I just realized it’s the same one that Nancy donated to my contest that’s running now – check it out here!
Water play is a wonderful activity for young children, it’s a sensory activity that will delight and help your child’s physical, cognitive and social-emotional growth. But above all: it’s fun! Especially since there is no right or wrong way to play in water.
Make it a fun and educational day by borrowing a book from the library. Some suggestions: “Car Wash Kid” by author Cathy Goldberg Fishman or “The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash” by author Irene O’Garden. This day would be even more fun if you bring your car to the car wash, or wash it with your child in your driveway!
Materials: Water, sink, liquid soap, towels. Plastic cars & trucks, sponges, washcloth & cup.
Cost: Free! Use what you have around the house.
▪ Fill your sink with about 2 inches of water
▪ Add a few drops of soap to make bubbles
▪ Put towels wherever you think there will be the most splashes
▪ Use all the other items to make your car wash come to life!
Use tear-free soap or shampoo if your child tends to splash a lot.
Variations to try: switch out the toys; try plastic dolls, or play pots and pans.