Summer Fun - beating the heat wave ☀
Transferring items / fluids from one container to another is an important skill your child needs to learn. But an ordinary bowl of water is so boring!
Here are 2 ideas to brighten up a good old water bowl...
💡 TIP: If you stay in a water restricted area, your child can still enjoy the water play.
Use only one or two cups of water and a smaller bowl.
❗SAFETY: ALL sensory activities should be done under adult supervision!
📝 You'll need:
• Piece of foil
• Sensory bin / bowl
• Your own pair of scissors
• Plastic fish (or your own toys)
• Blue food colouring x5 drops (Variation: Different colours of food colouring)
• Place a piece of foil in your sensory bin.
• Tape the corners with small pieces of adhesive tape.
• Carefully fill the bin half with water and add about 5 drops of blue food colouring in it (not too much!). (This is optional).
• Put the fish and sponges, or your own toys in the bin and leave it somewhere (supervised) for your child to discover for themselves.
▶ How to play:
• Let your child discover and experience the fishes or other toys & sponge and foil.
• Show your child how to squeeze the water out of the sponge.
• Wipe your child's arms, legs and face with the sponge so that she can experience the texture.
• Pour water into one or two other containers, and add a few other colours into each container.
• Have your child gather the water to experience the colour changing, and discuss it with your child.