This is a popular lesson introducing how to use a garlic press. The materials needed are shown on the tray. The sponge had been cut small enough to fit into the press. I really like this garlic press that I found at a thrift store because it is all one piece.
The dry sponges are put into the bowl one at a time. Water, from the little pitcher, is slowly poured onto the sponges. It is fun for the child to watch the sponges grow as they absorb the water.
One sponge is picked up and put into the press.
Making sure to hold the press over the bowl, the garlic press is squeezed. I also turn my wrist to turn the press over so all the water falls out.
After the sponge has been squeezed it is removed from the press and placed into the little bucket. Leftover water is dumped out and everything is dried.