Saturday, November 15, 2008

Silver Polishing

Polishing a silver teapot. A multi-step activity where a child uses a Q-tip and polish (a paste of baking soda and water) to clean a small area of a tarnished teapot. After rubbing the tarnish off the pot with the paste, the child then rubs the area with a soft towel until polished. Dirty tools are discarded into a small bowl on the left side of the tray. These steps can be completed many times in sequence as the child works on all areas of the teapot. When finished with this work the child discards waste into the compost bin and restocks the supplies to ready the work for the next child.

This is a wonderful activity to develop fine motor skills in the hand and to practice following multi step directions.

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