Thing2 asked to do school today. I only do schoolwork with him when he asks. To me, it is not worth it otherwise at 3 years old.
Inspired by Activities for Fine Motor Skills Development (highly recommended for easy and fun activities and given to me by my mother, a Pioneer), we washed pennies.
1. Drop pennies in a bowl of vinegar.
2. Drop a wet-with-vinegar penny into the bowl of salt.
3. Pick up the salty penny and scrub it with your fingers.
4. Drop the scrubbed penny into a cup of water.
5. Dry the clean penny.
It really does make the pennies shinier!
The down side: Now my hands stink like pennies and vinegar.
The up side: The pads of my pointers and thumbs are nice and soft.
I am sure there is a very important fine motor skill Thing2 practiced today...maybe pinching and using the writing fingers? I'd love for someone who knows to leave a comment and educate me!