What You’ll Need:
- Shallow containers
- Small toys (cars, figurines, etc.)
- Safe kitchen items (turkey baster, funnel, measuring cups, etc.)
What You’ll Do:
- Fill a shallow container (or multiple containers) with water
- Dump in a variety of toys so kids can fish them out
- Provide kitchen utensils so they scoop, pour and more
Added Fun! Give them a clean paint brush or roller and let them “paint” (using water, not paint) the sidewalk, driveway or fence.
What Kids Learn
How to Support the Play
- Try looking at how a child is doing something. Then describe what you noticed. “I see that you tried three times” and “I noticed you did it differently that time.”
- Try focusing more on the way a child is playing — the process and the doing — and less on the outcome. The magic of play happens during the journey.
- If a child gets frustrated, give them time to work through challenges before stepping in.
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