Shell Scrubbing

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.

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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. )

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Put some elbow grease into that son!
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When he got tired scrubbing, he poured the shells onto the tray.
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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.
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Shell scrubbing is hard work!

Caleb resting after the activity.
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