After snack (or lunch) the children wash their dishes. (We wash them in a dishwasher later in the afternoon after the children leave.) Step one is to take the dish to the sink, scrape off the uneaten food and scrub the dish with the brush.
Step two is to rinse in the rinsing sink. (One child commented today about his “experiment”- “I found if you put the dish in the rinsing sink lightly, it will float (see last year’s post on Sink/Float) and if you push it down hard it sinks!”
Step three is to put it in the drying rack.
This is a great activity for practical life as well as organizing our brain by completing multistep tasks!