It’s time for us to take back some favourites to the toy library and as they were looking a little on the grubby side i decided it was the perfect opportunity to introduce the toddler twosome to a little car washing!
I filled a bucket with soapy water and handed out some thick sponges and little cloths from the $2 shop……and let them get to it! The only problem was that Tara declared hers clean after a few minutes so i took it upon myself to add a little ‘mess’!
A squirt of shaving foam here and there really turned this into a fun activity that kept their interest for quite awhile….well long enough for me to hang out 2 loads of clothes and nappies anyway!
Ruby decided she needed to get the inside clean and it did challenge her sensory sensitivities a little but she slowly worked her way through the new feeling….with a few trips to the bucket to wash until she seemed comfortable…..
Tara was in her element as she just loves to help me clean….the addition of the foam meant that she had a purpose and goal to work towards….that foam needed to go!
Ruby just sat on a pile of foam…love the face!
A little more water and a change of cloths….
And onto the next car!
Mustn’t forget the inside of course!
Ruby preferred the texture of the material cloth which is why i provided a few options!
There….job well done according to Ruby! The girls had so much fun with this activity with very little direction from me! It was a challenging sensory activity for Ruby but one that she handled well after a little time…..and they loved ‘helping’ and doing ‘real work’ as all toddlers do.
Clean up was simple….just hosed the cars and the toddlers down!
I think they can do the station wagon tomorrow….why not give them a real challenge???
Have a lovely weekend all x