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Dusting

MATERIAL A basket containing several of the following: Lamb’s wool duster, optional. Several small brushes, e.g.: various sizes of water...

Sweeping

Material Broom, dust pan, hand broom. Presentation Invite the child to the lesson. Explain that the child will learn how...

Table Washing

Material A large tray for placement and carrying of smaller items.Three soap dishes (for soap, a brush, and sponge)Small scrubbing...

Wood Polishing

Material Underlay.Wood polish in a small dropper bottle.Small dish (ideally made of wood).Cotton applicator cloths, about 4″ squared.Buffing cloths, about...

Metal Polishing

Material Underlay.Metal polish in a small dropper bottle.Small dish (ideally made of metal).Applicator stick and cotton balls.Flannel buffing cloth, 4″...

Cloth Washing

Material Underlay.Two basins.Pitcher.Bucket.Scrubbing board.Soap on a dish.Small towel.Laundry basket.Drying rack.Apron. Presentation Invite the child to the lesson. Explain that the...

Ironing

Material Small ironing board at a child’s height. Small travel sized iron.Safety rest for the hot iron.Spray bottle with water....

Plant Care

Material Underlay.Watering can.Spray bottle.Sponge or small drying cloth.Scissors.Tiny pitcher.Tiny dish with cotton ball.Supply of cotton balls.Tray.Apron. Presentation Invite the child...

Flower Arranging

Material Underlay covering table.Basin or bowl, medium size.Pitcher.Funnel (optional, one large and one small).Supply of flowers kept available in a...

Slicing a Banana

Material Bananas.Cutting board.Serrated knife with round tip.Underlay.Paper towel or small cloth.Medium size dish.Discard/compost pail.Apron.Spoon.Sponge. Presentation Invite the child to the...

Slicing Vegetables

Material VegetablesCutting boardsSerrated knife with a round tip.Vegetable peelers.Medium size dish.Compost pail.Apron.Underlay. For washing:Long narrow container.Medium size pitcher.Scrub brush.Medium size...