This practical life lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children to demonstrate the floor scrubbing activity. The activity enables them to carry out daily household chores.
Children love to mimic their parents and want to repeat some real-life activities. Scrubbing a floor is one such activity that educates the child about a practical life skill. It helps to develop a sense of order and coordination. It strengthens the finger muscles and increases concentration.
Materials Required for Montessori Floor Scrubbing Activity.
- 2 pieces of clothes
- A sponge
- A Scrubber
- 2 Buckets
Children must learn how to sweep a floor and how to wash an object.
How to Introduce Montessori Floor Scrubbing Activity to the Child?
- Invite the child to the table along with the scrubbing tray from the shelf.
- Mark a square on the floor and tell the child, today! We will scrub this portion of the floor.
- Familiarize the child with each cleaning material by naming them. This helps in building the vocabulary.
- Pour water into one bucket.
- Pick a scrubber and dip it into the water to soften its bristles.
- Now apply soap on the scrubber and start scrubbing.
- Throw the dirty water and put the scrubber back on the tray.
- Now, using a wet sponge, wipe the scrubbed area to remove the soap bubbles.
- Wash the sponge with water if required.
- Once done, using a try towel, wipe the floor.
- This is how the floor scrubbing is done.
- Invite the child to try.
Repeat this activity by asking the child to scrub a small portion of their room and instill in them a sense of confidence and independence.
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Video Created by: Strykun Olena
- Practical Life
- primary level