You Will Need:
Tub of sudsy water, scrub brush or old tooth brush, towel, sponge, paper, pen or marker
Place the tub of sudsy water where your child can reach it easily. Give her a scrub brush and a basket of seashells. Say something like, “I need your help cleaning these shells so we use them to decorate”; “Look at all the different sizes, colors, and types”; “I wonder what kind of animal made this shell?”; “Does it change color when you clean it?”
After cleaning the shells, help your child chart their sizes, types, and/or colors TIP:
Your child will probably get wet and splash water, so have her wear an apron or play clothes. Research names and types of shells at www.seashells.org.
Your child will probably get wet and splash water. Wear an apron or play clothes.