Ever since our Mad Scientist Laboratory, I have been collecting more empty squirt bottles, looking forward to some colorful water play. This week the weather has been perfect for lots of outdoor play, so I grabbed the food coloring, plenty of squirt bottles, empty liquid soap containers, and spray bottles and set up this invitation to play:
Along with plenty of colored water, I had a few clear plastic bowls, jars and spoons for mixing colors.
They couldn’t wait to get started!Along with getting to see what happened as they mixed colors, they also worked on muscle coordination needed to use a few eye droppers I had set out, twisting caps, etc.
They REALLY liked the liquid soap containers (guess that explains why we’ve gone through so much soap lately…), which, even after several rinses, still had enough soap residue to create a foam when pumped.
I had a large plastic bin set aside to pour the water in when their mixing bowls became full. By the end it was a greenish-brown color with a coat of soapy foam on top. My daughter REALLY wanted to play in it…
They played for almost an hour, and would have played longer but I had dinner to make and opted not to fill the empty containers back up. It will definitely be something we do again, soon!
What types of water play do your kids enjoy?
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