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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Scooping-Water Play

-2 large bowls or pots
-a variety of spoons (including measuring spoons)
-a towel or bath mat

-fill one bowl halfway with water
-set up activity in bathroom, kitchen, or outside where it's safe to get wet

-let your baby or toddler play in the water :) Show them how to scoop water from one bowl into another using the spoons. This is a good preparatory activity for children who are almost ready to feed themselves using a spoon.


Penny said...

This is a great idea! How long would you expect baby to play?

Kyle, Amanda, and Tobias said...

It depends on the child, my son was interested in this activity for about 15 minutes and he is 15 months old. He eventually abandoned the spoons and started splashing after 15 minutes :)

Kristi said...

We are trying this tomorrow!!!

Penny said...

The other day I needed to come up with a warm-weather activity in a hurry for my 5yo, and this one was a great starting point!

I found 5 different sized containers (buckets, sand truck etc), and created a worksheet with pictures of each container and an empty box underneath each picture.

I then filled a large container with water, and gave my 5yo a small container for scooping.

My 5yo was instructed to count the number of scoops required to fill each of the pictured objects with water, and write the correct number in the correct box.

He had so much fun!!!!

Thanks again for a great activity. This blog is saving my life during this school holidays :-)


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