Materials: Optional: funnels, strainers, squirt bottles, cups, spoons, old pump soap bottles, and food coloring.
Tell your child that you are going to be playing with water today! Use a plastic container of water, a bathtub or sink filled with some water, or an outdoor baby pool for this activity.
Show them a bottle of food coloring. Ask your child what they think will happen if you add a drop. Then, explore the changes in the water.
Pour and scoop the water while filling containers and explore words like more, less, full, and empty.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Leave the food coloring out and explore measurement.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
- Consider using different cups or other objects and fill them with different amounts of water. Tap them with a spoon or other object to make different types of music.
- Splash in a puddle or talk about splashing in a puddle. Ask your child what they think would happen and why the water flies in the air.