Soap at the Workbench

I was going to write about “Dancing Oobleck” today, but alas, time and illness are not permitting me to write such an in-depth blog entry right now.  I guess this will just give you something to look forward to next week!

Instead, I will tell you about a little thing we tried at the workbench.  I got the idea from another blog here at WordPress, The Giggle Patch.  We simply gave the children a few bars of soap, some screwdrivers and some screws at the workbench.  The children enjoyed getting to use real tools, and the soap is something nice and soft that they can easily screw the screws into.

This was a good activity for fine motor development and will help transition into more complex workbench activities later on in the school year.  Also, it smells good. 🙂


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