Washing Legos for Sensory Fun-
Did you know Legos are dishwasher safe? Yes, they can go through a sanitize setting with no problems. Don’t ask why I wanted to find THAT out. During a recent room cleaning when it became apparent that we needed to “deep clean” some of the Legos we sent a few pieces through the dish washer…
Then, just to see what would happen with the kids, I decided to dump the rest in the sink with some water and dish soap and let them wash their Legos. Well guess what- Legos are yet another thing your can just-add-water to, to increase the fun.
This was simple and engaging sensory activity for my boys. For some reason the Legos that had been causing fighting and angst only moments before became fun and easy to share once they went into a bubbly sink.
The blocks feel really interesting to swish your hands through!Swish, swish- Legos are quieter under water.
When the kids eventually got done playing we rinsed out legos and made a big pile of them on a towel to dry. I was a little grossed out about how dirty the lego wash water had become. This was an unusual lego play idea for us, but maybe we should do it again sometimes- those things were grimy!
Lego bathtime anyone?