We are doing a Farm Theme in my classroom this month, and I added plastic vegetables with soapy water and scrub brushes to our sensory table. I talked to the children about how farmers plant the seeds and the vegetables grow. When vegetables are picked, they have to be cleaned well before we can eat them since they are dirty from the soil and may have pesticides on them.
The kids loved this activity! Don’t they always love the chores we don’t like to do? I also added a few fruits, too, since they also have to be scrubbed before eating.