We bought a kid's sized washboard from Nova and the kid's used to play with it daily. I also got a huge wash bowl from Nova, and I strung a clothes line across the kitchen at their eye level. They'd wash their dolls clothing and stuff like that, and then hang them on the line to dry. It was a bit messy, but we had wood floors and I'd just lay some towels under the dripping clothing. They'd play "washing" forever and I could get stuff done. Honestly I think we could have done without the washboard and just had them hand washing stuff in the huge bowl and they'd have had just as much fun.