Winter break suggestion: Water Table

Got the Winter Break Blues? UCCC wants to give you a few fun activities to do with your kids while they are home for the holidays - share your ideas with us!
Our first suggestion is to break out a dish tub to make a quick and easy water table.
  • Open space on the kitchen floor (or anyplace where a little splashing won't hurt)
  • Small dish tub (make sure the child cannot fall inside)
  • Only use 2-3 inches of water
  • A few drops of dish soap adds to the fun (Dawn seems to make the best bubbles)
  • Tools:  Add cups, funnels, measuring utensils, egg beater, turkey baster, whatever you have!
  • Water play is soothing and relaxing to children
  • A water table helps children understand the science of water and how it flows
  • Different ages will explore at different levels of complexity
    • young ones will love just splashing
    • as they grow, measuring and pouring will become their interest
    • older children will experience empathy through washing their dolls and items
Most of all, HAVE FUN!
If you have a suggestion on what to do when your stuck indoors, share it in the comments.  


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