One of the ideas in my summer activity pot was washing doll clothes, and we finally got a morning without rain in which we were able to do it.
Had I been thinking ahead better, I would have had some supplies together for it, but it wasn’t a big deal.
- a tub or two for washing clothes
- soap (we used wool wash because I had it handy)
- doll clothes (the girl gathered some in a basket while I got the other supplies)
- clothes pins or hangers (regular clothespins are fine for older kids, or I found some jumbo plastic ones at the dollar store that would be easier for little hands)
- a place outside to work
Put soap and water in one tub and plain water in the other and set up outside. We used a table for washing.
Tie the clothesline somewhere easy for your child to reach. We used the sides of the deck.
This is a super simple activity but kids find it oddly fun. It kept her occupied long enough for me to mostly clean up from our Memorial Day gathering, and I would have had even more time if I hadn’t had to go hunting for clothes pins.
Does your child like simple chores as a game? If you’ve never tried it, you might be surprised at what your kid gets excited about. And now we have clean doll clothes, which is good, too.