Pouring with a funnel!! This is really simple and Rayes loves it. He could do it all day.
This activity promotes the development of motor skills and encourages children to make scientific investigations.
Materials needed :- Provide children with a bowl filled with water, an empty bowl/jar/jug, a funnel, a jug with a spout or any other objects such as pipette or eye dropper to transfer the water.
Invite children to move the water from one bowl/jug/jar to the other using the items they’ve been provided with. Transporting the water back and forth will develop fine motor skills, dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Encouraging my son to engage in this water play is an easy task because he loves messy activities.
All children love water balloons! We played water balloons smash this morning. We tossed, squeezed, and sat on the balloons !!
There are many ways to take learn and play with water balloons!
1. Spoon Races – Fill up small water balloons and race them on a spoon, much like an egg race. First to the finish line with balloon intact wins!
2. Pops, Pops – Place the water balloon on your head and squeeze until it pops.
3. Sit and Smash – Divide players into two teams and give everyone one water balloon. The objective is to run to a designated place with the balloon, sit on it to smash it, and run back.
4. Water Balloon clean-up – give each child a bucket and send them on a race to collect the most balloon pieces.
5. Color Sorting – Place buckets (different colours) on the grass and get your children to sort the balloons.
6. Number Racing – Mark balloons with the numbers 1-5 and place them in a bucket. (Repeat) Your children will race to see who can get all five balloons in the other bucket first. They must place them one at a time in number order. For toddlers, change from a race to a fun activity- help your child to identify numbers from 1 to 5 and place in the bucket.
7. Relay Racing – Get your kids to balance a water balloon on a cup and raced from one end of the yard to the other. Great for gross motor development and balance. Also wonderful for family team building!
8. Water balloon pinatas – Fill up some water balloons and hang them from trees outside. Let your kids (and maybe even you?) swing at them with bats!
9. Water Balloons bowling – Fill empty pop bottles about 1/2 way full of water and set them up like bowling pins. Use water balloons to try to knock them over. You could also freeze the water balloons ahead of time and have hard bowling balls!
This was a really fun activity we did today to spend some time in the morning. I went through my art supplies and grabbed some play dough, feathers, craft foam and googly eyes . We made ourselves angry birds!!
This was really fun and kept Rayes occupied for more than an hour (I am not so much an Angry Birds fan, but Rayes has a little obsession!!). Here are some pics of his fun !!
Materials needed : play dough, feathers, craft foam and eyes.