Engage your toddler in some water play when you mix up our recipe for “Daisy Soup”.
Welcome to our Summer of Fun blog hop with Mom Inspired Life, Planet Smarty Pants and Bambini Travel. For the months of June, July and August, we will be sharing themed activities to help keep your kids busy this summer break.
Today we are sharing cool water play ideas. Playing with water is the perfect way to cool down hot bodies (and tempers) as well as being fabulous fun. We have already had fun playing with water in our Little Tea Pot Water Transfer Activity. Just remember to have plenty of towels on standby when you mix toddlers with water!
Toddler Water Play: Making Daisy Soup
We have an abundance of daisies growing in our garden right now. My kids are a little young to make daisy chains, so I decided to use them to make some “Daisy Soup” with my 3 year toddler Bella.
Lots and lots of daisies (or other abundant flowers from your garden)
Plastic container to gather the daisies
Plastic cups or bowls
Our first task was to go out into the garden to gather lots of daises to go into our “soup”. Bella took charge of this and gathered a huge haul of them.
She gave it a good mix together before taking our soup ladle and transferring it into a selection of plastic cups. I pretended to drink a good few of them, as she was enjoying being “the café lady” at this point in the activity.
Once she had tired of this, I introduced a pair of giant tweezers and a water squirter into the activity. These tools are great for working on and strengthening fine motor skills. She had fun trying to pick up the daises with the tweezers and lots of fun generally squirting water over the table!
To extend the activity I involved Bella in the clean-up operation. We both took a kitchen towel and worked together to wipe up all of the water on the table (and the floor!). She even wanted to carry on with her cleaning up and she proceeded to dry her cups and utensils as well.
For more fun water play ideas to keep your kids busy this summer check out the following activities from my Summer of Fun blog hop buddies:
Learning Numbers with Water Balloon Basketball from Mom Inspired Life
Wet vs. Dry : Infant Explorations from Bambini Travel
10 Fantastic Experiments with Water from Planet Smarty Pants
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