Most of us have last year's flower pots about, in need of some TLC after the winter months. This Spring activity is fun and gives your children an opportunity to show how helpful they can be.
While your children scrub away cleaning last years pots, you can be getting garden work done. This activity is messy, aprons could be worn or outdoor yard-work clothes.
several clay flower pots
an assortment of scrub brushes
2 cup measuring cup
pot storage bin/shelf in outdoor shed
From the bin of dirty pots the child chooses which pot to scrub and places it in the basin. Next he fills the measuring cup with warm water (from the water source) and pours it into the basin. The child then chooses a brush that will work best with the size pot he is going to scrub.
Taking the brush he dips it into the water and begins to scrub the pot in a circular motion.
After the pot has been scrubbed, he uses the sponge to wipe off any excess dirt.
When the pot is clean, he places it in the storage bin/shelf and returns to clean up.
He wipes up his space with the sponge and empties the dirty water anywhere in the garden.
- To clean the pot
- Preparation for handwriting (when using circular scrubbing. like table washing)
- Building concentration skills
(Sorry no photo! Blogger is giving me a hard time tonight!)
*inspired by The Outdoor Classroom by Mary Boden