When Mom’s starting labor and Dad’s doing the dishes… you just might be cute enough to convince Dad you can “help!” And then Mom sees it and
right after she freaks out about you being on the counter is happy because you’re doing sensory play… and Dad didn’t even realize he is contributing to your education!
Water Play – Day 12
- a sink, bowl, basin, bucket, tub, pool, etc. filled with water
- ‘cool things’ to play with (cups, ladles, squirt bottles, measuring cups, whisk, toy dishes, and so much more!)
- a lot of grace from Momma. for wet sleeves, soaked clothes, drips, puddles, spills, flooded floor… Oh, and towels too.
CAUTION: NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED NEAR WATER! It is not recommended to set kids on countertops either. 🙂
Use the measuring cups to pour water from one to another. Math: For older children, start teaching them fractions (“two of these fit into 1 cup, this is 1/2 cup”). Motor Skills: Practice pouring – hand/eye coordination – from a pitcher into cups. Science/Weather: Watch the water funnel as it goes down the drain – just like a tornado! Trap air under an upside-down glass and then let the bubbles rise. Experiment with different objects to see which float and which sink. Music: Fill glasses and rub a wet finger around the edge to make humming sounds.Water. So educational! If only it weren’t so messy…