Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rock Washing

 The other day, J was napping and K needed a quiet activity to keep him occupied.  I decided to let him wash the rocks from the Dinosaur Sensory Box that I had just taken apart.  I put all the rocks in a plastic bowl filled with water.  I gave him an old toothbrush to scrub them with and a spoon with slats so he could lift the rocks out when he felt they were "clean."  This activity was a hit!  He loved scrubbing the rocks, stirring them, and scooping them out and putting them back in.
I am always amazed at how the simplest things can be great fun for little ones.  The rocks we used are decorative rocks I bought at IKEA, but it would also be fun to go for a walk and collect rocks outside, then bring them in and wash them.  After they've washed them, they could even paint them or make rock crafts with them!  So many possibilities ...


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