You know what’s fun? Cars. You know what adds to that fun? Washing them. Well, for kids anyway. I do believe that thrill fades into adulthood. With Spring here, we thought it would be fun to consider the different ways we can engage the children in car washes. Here are some ideas for you. Some good for outside, some good for inside and some good for both!
Messy Car Washes
- Muddy Trucks and Car Wash - a plastic pool full of mud, trucks, a plastic container and soap.
- Lifesize Car Wash - PVC Pipes, Pool Noodles, Sponges and colored nylon rope.
- Car Wash - different ways to do a car wash, focusing on using the cozy coupes or other “vehicles” in your backyard.
- Learn Numbers Car Wash - a smaller scale car wash using car shaped foam, spray bottle or water gun, dry erase marker and contact paper.
- Milk Jug and Shaving Cream Car Wash - Milk Jug, shaving foam, sponges and old toothbrushes and more sponges.
- Car Painting and Car Washing - combines mess making, art creation and car washing.
- Alphabet Car Wash - It’s a letter recognition game.
Car Washes without Water or Mess
- Lifesize Car Wash - cardboard boxes and blue plastic table cloths.
- Car Wash IN a Cardboard Box - cardboard box, craft knife, bubble wrap, paint.
- Gross Motor and Sensory Car Wash - built with PVC pipe
- Indoor Car Wash Set Up
There are even more ideas out there. My kids just love to wash their cozy coupe - bucket, soap, sponge and rags to rinse and dry!
Do you do car washes with the children you care for? What’s their favorite?