My son had a friend over to play today. Was looking for something fun for them to do... So I grabbed a picture book off our library stack and got inspired. The first book I picked up was Car Wash by Sandra Steen, and that gave me a great idea - get out some toy cars and let the boys wash them.
- You could make cars out of cardboard boxes and take your cardboard cars through a pretend car wash. Use your rags, sponges, mop heads, etc (minus the actual water though.
- Take your actual car through an actual car wash. Was it like the car wash in the book? How was it different? How was it the same?
- Get out your bikes and give them a "car wash." You could even use pretend money to pay for the car wash.
- Teach your kids how to wash your real car. They probably can't do it all themselves if they are little, but they can help! And the sooner you start teaching them how to do it, the sooner they will someday be able to do it without your help!