Outdoor Dishwashing Station

Outdoor Dishwashing Station | Mama Papa Bubba

Gracen loves “helping” wash dishes so much, I decided to turn it into a little afternoon activity today.  While having a toddler standing on a chair beside you splashing in a sink of bubbles as you power through a load as fast as humanly possible isn’t always super convenient, this activity was easy and fun for everyone involved.

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We got started by collecting some supplies we had around the house – a bin filled with warm soapy water, a dish drying rack, some plastic dishes, cups, and spoons, a nearly empty dish soap container topped up with water, some scrubber pads, steel wool, a dish brush, and a dish towel.  In no time at all, we had an inviting little dishwashing station ready to go!

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I asked Grae if she wanted to play, and she got going without hesitation. All dishes in the sink!

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Without a doubt, squeezing the soap into the bin was her favourite part.

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She scrubbed and washed each dish one at a time…

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And when they met her expectations, they were added to the drying rack.

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Though she was down to business for part of the activity, things got silly and wet too!

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This station was a total hit and I can definitely see it becoming a regular in our play rotation. After all, what’s not to love about bubbles, water, splashing, scrubbing, and getting soaking wet on a warm day?


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