Sweet Pea is 4 years old.
From: One day when I was cleaning the kitchen, Sweet Pea begged to help me. I found a spray bottle and a cloth and showed her how to wipe down the appliances.
- Spray bottle of water.
- Show your tot how to aim the spray bottle at the refrigerator and squeeze the handle to spray it with water.
- Demonstrate wiping all of the water off with the cloth.
- Hand the spray bottle and cloth to your tot and set them to work. 🙂
Observations: This was a surprisingly big hit. Sweet Pea “cleaned” my stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. I think she would have kept going if I would have found more appliances for her.
Sweet Pea had lots of fun and believe it or not, my appliances were actually cleaner than when we started. 🙂
Sweet Pea was so proud of herself that she ran off and grabbed her camera (which she loves) to take a picture of her “super shiny fridge”
This was a great activity for us and I would highly recommend it for all tots.
Notes from the Trenches: Tots are fickle. The next week when I asked Sweet Pea if she was interested in scrubbing the appliances again, she said, “Mama, we just cleaned the kitchen last week! I don’t want to do it again.” I have to say that I agreed with her. 🙂
Rating: 4 Stars *(Fun, Easy, Independent, Frugal)