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 🙂
(N was 2 years and 1 month old.
E was 5 years and 9 months old.)
Materials for Stirring, Pouring, and Color Mixing Station
- Water table (optional). You can simply place the bowls on the ground if you prefer.
- Fizzy tub colors or liquid watercolors or food coloring.
- Assorted bowls and different tools for stirring and scooping.
Make sure to stick to two primary colors if you want to avoid ending up with brown water. I picked yellow and blue.
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.
It didn’t take long until he decided to start mixing colors.
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.
He worked on trying to fit two wooden spoons into a small bowl and was successful in stirring with two spoons at once 🙂
He focused on stirring for a while longer before deciding that he didn’t like a dry water table 😉
Now he also started including the black flowerpot in his play, pouring more and more water in.
At this point, E showed up, and they started working together.
I’m not sure who had the idea first, but pretty quickly, they started watering the plants 🙂
They did this for quite a while, trying to dump the water in different ways, and always working together to refill their bowls.
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,
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.
Looking for other simple activities with water? Check out these!
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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