5 Watery Outdoor Activities For Toddlers and Preschoolers

5 Watery Outdoor Activities For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Keeping your young children cool and occupied during the summer is so easy. Take one (or more) littlies, add water, and a whole lot of fun – that equals hours of enjoyment. Although a small paddling pool is ideal, a large plastic tub works just as well. While away on holiday one year, we improvised with a recycling bin lined with the plastic mat we put on the floor under the children’s table!

Here are 5 easy activity ideas to do with your toddlers and preschoolers:

1. Water Painting

You will need: Paintbrush and a bucket of water

Many parents are not keen on doing a painting with their kids because of the mess. A clean, fun alternative is for them to use a paintbrush and water outside. They can paint water pictures onto any flat surface or use the brush and water to clean their bike or toys. Use the type of paintbrush you would use for painting furniture.

2. Floating and Sinking

You will need: a tub or bucket of water, a selection of items, eg. a shell, a pebble, a leaf, a flower, a plastic container, a sponge, a plastic block

This is a great learning activity. Give your child a range of items to experiment with to see if they float or sink in the tub of water. Then let them choose some items for themselves.

3. Mixing it up

You will need: Plastic containers, cold water, warm water, and everyday powders like flour, cocoa, sugar, …

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