The perfect activity for toddlers
Who says entertaining your kids has to be complicated? Sometimes, it’s as simple as turning on the tap. Fill a bowl and give little kids these easy activities to try. They’re perfect outdoors on a hot day. Although you can do them inside on a rainy day, too.
1. Water role play: pretend to wash clothes
It’s probably best not to trust them with your handwash-only garments, but toddlers can pretend to wash their socks or dolls clothes. Give them pegs so they can hang them out to dry.
2. Water science: Play sink or float
Give kids different items to drop into water to see if they sink or float – try cups, stones, plastic toys or an assortment of balls. Older children can try to guess first, and keep a tally.
3. Water make believe: create a fairy potion
Give your child of bowl of water to fill with pretty petals, leaves and other nature finds. Then they stir it up with a stick and make some magic. What will their potion do – turn daddy into a frog?
4. Arty idea: draw with water
Just give your child a paintbrush, a bowl of water and a bit of wall or paving stone to use as a canvas. Painting with zero mess – amazing!
5. Soap and water: make a car wash
Give your child a nice and soapy bowl of water and some toy cars to wash. You can also try this one with farm animals, Peppa Pig toys or dinosaurs.