Thursday, June 23, 2016

Washed In The Water

We had a special water play day to practice all the things we learned that we could wash in with water. There's a spacious patio/balcony on the 2nd floor of the school, on the backside of the building that has a rarely used little tykes playhouse and slide. I thought it would be a fun new environment to experience water play without the hassle of having to clean up puddles. 

I set up 3 stations: 1 for washing dishes, 1 for a car wash, and 1 for washing doll clothes. Dish soap was added for the desired amount of bubbles, and then they got to work! I especially loved the creativity they displayed in building a car wash with waffle blocks so that it wouldn't collapse. 

The clothes washing station was so much fun. It reminded me of washing my clothes by hand in Haiti. I loved seeing them work together, transfer the clothes to different containers for better "squish", and surprisingly enough, the clothes actually did get clean! 

The dish washing station morphed into a kitchen/picnic area where the kids pretended to make food, serve it at a picnic, then wash the dirty dishes after they finished "eating". 

After lunch, we played the spin and say game with body parts. I made up a little rhyme: "rub a dub dub, wash your ___________ in the tub!" And they had to fill in the blank with whatever body part they landed on. By the end of the game we had squeaky clean knees and shoulders! 

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