Monday 4 July 2011


Montessori Activity: Toddler's Cleaning Kit

Inspired by Hapa Lab

Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5-10 minutes


1. 1 container with a small rug or sponge
2. 1 small spray bottle filled with water
3. 1 tray
4. 1 kid's size table or chalkboard for wiping


1. Show your child by spraying water on the tray.
2. Wipe it clean and dry with the rag.
3. Encourage your child to try.


Mini-size spray: 10 DKK (2.40 SGD) I bought this min-size spray from the Chinese store Chao Chao at Lyngby train station, but you can also get it from Jysk Sengetøj, or simply re-use a spray bottle from the one you bought from the supermarket. Then it would not cost a thing.

Additional Information:

I think the cleaning kit can be a little bit to daunting for someone new to the lesson of cleaning. This is a much simpler kit, breaking down the lesson of cleaning into two parts - wiping and sweeping. In this lesson, the focus is only on wiping. Thus, you basically only need 3 things - rage, spray and water.

For younger toddlers from less than 2 years old, you can even simply it further with introducing just one thing - a wet rug.

4.7.2011 (2Y4M30D) - Joshua wiping the chalkboard

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