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)