Now that it’s Spring, there is lots of colour in the little flower garden the girls have been caring for. They are out there every day with the hose, giving them a good drink and singing them songs to help them grow. It is so sweet. And now that the weather is warming up here they’re often asking for some water play too! This afternoon we decided to combine some water play with some of the beautiful flowers for some spring sensory fun.
We filled up a big tub of water, and dyed it a pinky purple colour with some of our liquid watercolours. I love all the different colours they come in but you could just use food colouring instead. The girls picked some flowers and floated them in the water.
They picked each type of flower and also some rosemary and thyme because they wanted to make it smell nice.
They also added some bright coloured pom poms, noticing that they floated at first but began to sink as they soaked up the water. Next some glitter.
Always glitter! But can you blame them? It looks so beautiful and shiny floating on top of the water.
It was such a beautiful combination.
There was lots of scooping and pouring and mixing.
And then the pretend play started.
A perfume and potion shop was set up.
The tub that we used was just the right size for a little someone who has just learnt to pull herself up and wants to be involved in everything her big sisters are doing.
So simple! Only a few ‘ingredients’ needed and they played out here for such a long time!