Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids

 

 

We’re still doing a lot of water play activities. They just work so well for both of my kids to enjoy together, they’re easy to set up, and they help keep the kids cool in the heat!

For this one, I just got a few applesauce cups and orange juice lids out of the box where I keep a selection of recyclables ready for play, E poured some water into the water table, and voila – Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids!

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

(E was 4 years and 7 months old.
N was 11 months old.)

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Materials for Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids

  • Water table.
  • Water.
  • Cups.
  • Lids.
  • Kitchen utensils (optional but always a hit at my house).

 

N watched E as she poured the water into the water table.

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

She let him have the whisk she loves!

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

E spent some time filling applesauce cups with water using different tools,

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

then put them on a retaining wall off to the side to serve drinks to the “kids”.

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

N didn’t waste much time crawling over there and spilling the water 🙂

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

E didn’t get upset, but she did end up getting the rest of the cups back and dumped them in the water table before N got a chance to spill them out, too.

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

E did more scooping and pouring,

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

while N watched, inspected the cups and lids,

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

and managed to whisk the water for the first time!

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

I love watching their interactions grow and change, and I was particularly happy to see E put full cups on the edge of the water table

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

and encourage N to dump them into the water table 🙂

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

When E was done with this activity, N still kept playing.

He worked on trying to figure out how to handle the spoon and the whisk at the same time,

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

and of course he splashed the water to his heart’s content 🙂

 

Simple Sensory Activities for Kids: Sensory Soup with Cups and Lids - perfect for sibling play or play dates!

 

Do you do simple water play activities like this one with your kids? If you have kids of different ages, do they play nicely together? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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