Bought some shells for Caleb’s homeschool use.
They were still covered in some sand.
Enter the shell scrubbing/cleaning activity…HAHA!
Caleb put the shells into the bowl filled with water and dishwashing liquid. I just put a little–1 to 2 drops. I didn’t want it to be too soapy. Just a little bubbling action during scrubbing.
Me: What are you doing?
Caleb: I’m listening.
(It’s not the right kind of shell for listening.
But kudos for remembering that we “listened” to the conch shell that we saw last year. )
Put some elbow grease into that son!
When he got tired scrubbing, he poured the shells onto the tray.
We rinsed the shells and put them on paper towels to dry. Without being prompted, Caleb pointed out that some shells were the same and some were bigger 🙂 He pointed out the different kinds of shells.
Kids learning while doing an activity is always a plus in my book.
Shell scrubbing is hard work!
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Nice activity for toddlers!
Thank you 😉