Water Table Activities:
Add containers and plastic bugs (or animals).
Providing turkey basters for squirting water.
Squeezing and releasing the bulb is great for fine motor development.
Fill the water bin with some soapy warm water, add Legos, and their little fingers do the rest.
Put together a pond scene with frogs and rocks.
This is a favorite of ours in the spring during our nature unit. We made lily pads from green foam paper. Add tweezers to move the lily pads around.
Funnels are fun.
Save those leftover plastic eggs from Easter for year-round water pouring.
Boats are a good addition to the water table.
Provide other objects that can go into the boats as a lesson on float and sink.
Add chunks of ice to water along with basters.
Pour water through pieces of PVC pipe.
Add small balls for additional fun.
Sometimes it really just as simple as warm bubbly water and cups.
Very soothing, especially for a child who needs some calming.
Add some rubber ducks to that warm water.
More ideas for preschoolers:
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