At the Car Wash

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun


Fed up with pre-dinner fights about washing hands? This activity will clean your child’s hands without her even knowing it!

Finding tv-free ways to entertain children while you cook dinner — and to get them to wash their hands without a wrestling match — are two of the many challenges parents face. This activity solves both of these dinnertime dilemmas.

Fill a medium-sized plasticware container with a drop of bubble bath and warm water. Invite your child to wash his toy cars in the sudsy water. Let him use an assortment of sponges and hand towels to scrub and dry the cars. By the time supper is on the table, his hands will be clean too!