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Washing Vegetables

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Your toddler will love washing and drying a few vegetables in this classic early childhood activity.


  • Small basin of water
  • Vegetable brush or dishcloth
  • Vegetables or fruit to wash
  • Dishtowel for drying


  1. Fill a small basin with several inches of water.
  2. Give your child several pieces of fruit or vegetables to wash in the basin.
  3. He may enjoy using a vegetable brush or gently rubbing them with a dishcloth.
  4. When they are clean, show him how to dry the fruit or vegetables with a clean dishtowel.