Sometimes open-ended, non-structured activities are the best kind for imaginative toddlers. I gave Logan the “ingredients” for an Easter themed water sensory activity and he played for a good hour, imagining up different scenarios and exploring. This was a last minute activity idea and I literally just wandered around the house picking out things we had laying around with an Easter-ish theme to dump in the sink. You could also find Easter-ish things at The Dollar Store. Water sensory play was a HUGE hit for my tot and something I plan on doing more often! Just prepare for a mess and let them splash their little hearts out.
Activity: Easter Water Sensory Play
Green Food Coloring
Bath Salts (I used lavender)
Scoops, Measuring Cups, Mixing Spoons
Plastic Easter Eggs (all sizes), Fake Flowers (I cut the stems off), Colorful Pom Poms, etc.
As the sink is filling with water, add a couple drops of green food coloring and a small scoop of scented bath salts to the water. Place Easter or Spring themed items around the sink. Have your child stand on a step stool to reach the sink and allow them to explore! They can scoop and pour water and they can put pom poms inside of the plastic Easter eggs. They can stir their “ingredients” and they can plant flowers in their “water garden”. The possibilities are endless, just make sure to have a couple towels on hand to clean up the splashes (and a set of dry clothes too)!
Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)
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Fine print: Some of the supplies used in this project were given to me, free of cost, by craftprojectideas.com. I was not compensated for this post.
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