To kick off this two-week summer holiday special, I showed you how to DIY your own sand and water play table.
Each day this week I’ll feature a different activity you can do with your kids using your own play table. There is just SO much you can do using this one basic set-up – once I show you a few of the possibilities, you’ll be itching to try out some of these fun and creative ideas!
Today though we’re going to start with the most simple and yet possibly the most-loved of them all – water play!
We set up our tub with a cool water wheel and few other basic supplies:
– A funnel from the kitchen
– Squeeze bottles (you can buy them for a couple of dollars from K-mart if you don’t want to wait until you’ve emptied a whole bottle of sauce!)
– Plastic cups and jugs for pouring
– Bath toys such as boats, floaty fish and squirt toys
– Clean plastic medicine syringes (plunger style)
It took about five minutes to fill the tub with water and collect a few supplies (which, incidentally, I now keep in a dedicated storage tub so I can easily pull them out for water play) – and the kids played happily for close to an hour. Win!
The funnel was a big hit…
They loved tipping and pouring from one vessel to another.
The boys loved squirting water from the squeeze bottles to make the water wheel spin, and creating their own interesting contraptions from the supplies they were given.
Even Allegra got in on the action, scooping up water and tipping it out.
All in all, the water play table was a huge hit, and one I’m sure I’ll be using over and over again in these hot summer months!
Stay tuned – lots more creative ideas coming up this week for using your sand and water play table!
What is your favourite way to do water play?
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