Pretend “Car” Wash

A few years ago, when my son was in preschool, I vaguely remember him telling me that they had a “car” wash and washed the bicycles at school.  With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect summer activity.  And since my kids love playing with water, we decided to give our bicycles a good cleaning by having our own pretend “car” wash.


  • Buckets
  • Sponges
  • Shaving cream
  • Water
  • “Vehicles”


Fill a bucket or two with water…

Then let the kids start spraying shaving cream onto their bicycles.

Then they can wash the dirt off their bicycles using the sponges.

Scrub, scrub, scrub….

Oh…you missed a spot brother…let me get that for you!

Apply more shaving cream…

Scrub some more…

Scrub it really good…

Might as well give myself a wash down as well.

Time to rinse everything off with the hose.

All sparkly clean!