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!
(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.
- Kitchen utensils (optional but always a hit at my house).
N watched E as she poured the water into the water table.
She let him have the whisk she loves!
E spent some time filling applesauce cups with water using different tools,
then put them on a retaining wall off to the side to serve drinks to the “kids”.
N didn’t waste much time crawling over there and spilling the water 🙂
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.
E did more scooping and pouring,
while N watched, inspected the cups and lids,
and managed to whisk the water for the first time!
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
and encourage N to dump them into the water table 🙂
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,
and of course he splashed the water to his heart’s content 🙂
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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