Washing Station: Stay Home and STAR

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Washing Station: Stay Home and STAR

Sing, Talk & Read with Young Children

Items Needed:

  • A non-breakable baking dish or large tupperware container

  • Water

  • Dish Soap

  • Sponges, toothbrushes, or wash rags 

  • Plastic toys


What to do:

  • Make sure you do this on a surface that can get wet, or put down a towel underneath your container 

  • Squeeze a little dish soap into your container and then fill it halfway with water to create lots of fun bubbles

  • Throw in a few waterproof toys

  • Give your child a sponge, unused toothbrush or wash rag 

Early Literacy Connections:

  • Holding and manipulating the sponge helps kids work on their fine motor skills

  • Sing a song with your child about washing and getting clean