Stirring, Pouring, and Color Mixing Station

We’re always up for simple sensory fun with water, and this time, I set up the water table for some great scientific exploration with a Stirring, Pouring, and Color Mixing Station!

I only had N in mind when I set up the activity, but E soon joined him and had a lot of fun with it, too. I loved how both added their own spin to the activity and inspired each other 🙂

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

(N was 2 years and 1 month old.
E was 5 years and 9 months old.)

Materials for Stirring, Pouring, and Color Mixing Station

 

Make sure to stick to two primary colors if you want to avoid ending up with brown water. I picked yellow and blue.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

I thought N would be most interested in the big black flowerpot, but he decided to walk around the water table slowly trying out all of the different bowls and tools before he started stirring the water in the big pot. He liked it but moved on pretty quickly.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

It didn’t take long until he decided to start mixing colors.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

He was excited about the green color (understandably, it’s gorgeous!) and proceeded to scoop the green water into a smaller container just so he could dump it out again.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

He worked on trying to fit two wooden spoons into a small bowl and was successful in stirring with two spoons at once 🙂

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

He focused on stirring for a while longer before deciding that he didn’t like a dry water table 😉

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

Now he also started including the black flowerpot in his play, pouring more and more water in.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

At this point, E showed up, and they started working together.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

I’m not sure who had the idea first, but pretty quickly, they started watering the plants 🙂

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

They did this for quite a while, trying to dump the water in different ways, and always working together to refill their bowls.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

Throughout the activity, both N and E tried to pick up the flowerpot several times, but for the longest time, it had been too heavy.

After they’d dumped quite a bit of water, the flowerpot was finally light enough for E to pick it up. She poured the water into N’s bowl,

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

who decided that it would be fun to try and pour the water down our big slide. They both loved that idea, and they kept doing it until there was no more water left.

 

Simple sibling play with water: I set up a super simple stirring, pouring, and color mixing station in the water table for my toddler, and both he and my kindergartener had great fun with it!

 

Looking for other simple activities with water? Check out these!

Gross Motor Water Transfer

Water Balloon Sensory Bin

Floating Rainbow Balls in the Water Table

Alphabet Water Sensory Game by Mom Inspired Life

Daisy Soup Water Play by Crafty Kids at Home

Water Balloon Games for Kids by Artsy Momma

 

 

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