27 Innovative & Fun Ideas for Water Play


19. Sponges

Sponges are so simple and toddlers and preschoolers just love dunking their sponges into the water and squeezing them out, watching the water make marks on the floor! After lots of squeezing there would be a fantastic array of puddles to splish and splash in too! If you have older children why not get creative and make your own sponge pirate ships?

Sponge fun

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20. Water Beads

Have you explored Water Beads? They are such a fun sensory activity! You can play with them in water or on their own.

Water beads

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21. Sort a Rainbow

Sort a Rainbow is another fun water bead activity. Is your child busy learning their colours? Do they enjoy sorting? A great hands on activity that also develops fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination.

sort a rainbow

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22. Mess-free Painting

Painting with water is great mark making fun and the canvas’ outdoors are endless. Get dipping the paintbrushes and get creative! Not only can you use paintbrushes, but you could also have a go at using stamps like How Wee Learn did, using letter stamps.

mess free painting with water

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23. Bottle Cap Fine Motor Play

Are you looking for a low prep activity that is sure to be a boredom buster? Here’s the one – Bottle Cap Play, and it’s a great water activity for developing fine motor skills!

Bottle cap fine motor play

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24. Bubble Bar

Who doesn’t totally love fun with bubbles? Nothing if not Intentional shares with us lots of bubble fun they have been having including an impressive ‘bubble snake’.

Bubble Bar

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25. Sensory Magnet Water Play

Looking for a bright and beautiful polka dot water play activity? Why not look at exploring some magnets in water using magnetic wands? A fun sensory bin that explores cause and effect.

Magnet water play

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26. Marble Run Water Play

I just love all the photographs in this post! The colours are so vibrant! Marble Runs are not only great with marbles and water beads, they are also great for water play!

marble run water play

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Watch our video on How to Make A Marble Run

27. Walking Water

This activity is pretty awesome! A beautiful rainbow experiment, creating colours through walking water. Using some simple tool’s your little ones will look on in amazement as new colours are created before their very eyes!

walking water

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