It’s an amazing substance. Experiments spontaneously come from playing with it. That’s why it is so fun! Children’s curiosity naturally draws them to water which makes it one of the best educational materials. It’s summertime! The best time to have fun in the water. That’s why I’m featuring 25 ways to play and explore with water.
25+ Ways to Play with Water!
The funnest, best ways to play with water are featured here. If you don’t have any time, simply allow your child to take an extra play bath with a very small amount of water. Any exploration is better than none.
Pots, pans, and bowls turned upside down make awesome sound conductors when the hose is sprayed on them. I let my children experiment with different materials and the sounds they make. A simple explanation about how vibrations make sounds helped my children understand what was happening and why certain bowls sounded better.
Take music and water a step further by making some musical water glasses.
This is a great way for kids to paint without the mess and it is practically free!
Bring blocks into the pool or water table to build floating structures or even practice spelling!
An up-cycled version of the water wall! It is so easy to put up too.
For more up-cycling, have the kids make their own sprinkler!
Practice your aim with this simple, but really fun water game.
This magnifies things under the water.
They call this a sprinkler, but you can make any shape you want!
I’d call this a Mega kiddie car wash, but just a small one would do!
Here’s a physical water play idea, with even more ideas for a water obstacle course!
Toy Washing Station
Put your kids to work! Because cleaning can be fun.
Babies love playing with water too.
What does orange and brown make? Your children will find out exploring color with squirt bottles!
This little experiment to show how squid swim, make a really fun toy at the same time!
Promote problem solving by combining pipes and water. It turns into a 3D puzzle!
Fill up water balloons with water and other substances to turn a regular pool into a sensory one.