Tea Party Water Play

Here is another simple activity that kept Sophie entertained in the garden recently so that I could get some weeding done nearby.

I gave her a tub of warm water, measuring jugs, funnels, some cups and a teapot and she played for ages! You can see the water wall in the background but she didn’t really use it during this water activity.

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She happily scooped the water using different containers and enjoyed pouring it back into the tub.

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She liked to pretend to drink the water and made the obligatory fake slurping sound…

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…until one time when I heard an actual slurping sound!

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She soon spat it back out though!

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Sophie played for about 40 minutes. Once she had had enough she unzipped her puddle suit and took it off herself. She is getting so independent these days!

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A pretend tea party is thirsty work and she enjoyed walking around in the sun with her water bottle afterwards.

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This activity is good for:

  • Shape, Space and Measures – enjoying filling and emptying containers.
  • Being imaginative – beginning to make-believe by pretending.

You could also set this up as a pouring station by adding food colouring or glitter. The different coloured water could be put into clear jugs so that when they are poured together the colours will mix.

Anna

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