Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling

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.

Picture 283

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. )

Picture 284

Put some elbow grease into that son!
Picture 285

When he got tired scrubbing, he poured the shells onto the tray.
Picture 286

Picture 287

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.
Picture 288

Shell scrubbing is hard work!

Caleb resting after the activity.
Picture 289