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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This sounds like fun! My 4-year-old loves to play with the empty soap bottles too!
Yes, they love those soap bottles!
Can’t wait to check out your fly swatter painting!
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says
This looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.
thanks so much for sharing this week on #kidsinthekitchen
Lanaya | Raising Reagan says
It looks like so much fun. Reagan enjoys all water play. She is definitely a water baby!
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Water is one of their favorite ways to play! My daughter especially liked this one because I am usually telling her not to “squeeze to much” or to be careful with whatever liquid she is dealing with inside.
Helen Neale says
This looks great for the kids – thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin it Party. My children are massive fans of water play too; we enjoy the more active stuff, splashing about in paddling pools, an have water fights are a big hit at the moment. Keeps them really cool too 😀
We haven’t gotten into water fights, yet…. Mine both get upset if someone squirts them with a water gun still, but I am sure that will change in a year or two! 🙂
Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy says
I just did this with my little one today, he loves to get jugs and bottles and pour the water from one to the other. We’re really lucky here in Brisbane, Australia at the moment because even though it’s winter, it’s quite warm weather so water play is perfect! Thanks for linking up for Mummy Mondays.
Melanie (Reasons to Skip The Housework) says
This is such a great idea! Kids love anything with color! Thank you for linking up at The Weekly Creative!
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Looks fun and fab to do on a warm day. Brilliant idea.
Hope they enjoy it as much as mine have! Thanks for hosting this week!