Thursday, July 28, 2011

* Homemade Water Table - Keeping Kids Happy With Water

For Today's Smart Summer Challenge Week 5: Water Fun Week Post
Here's post from my June 2009 Archives.

What is it with kids and water?
My girls love to make a splash!!

Whenever they're fussy (no matter what season),
I say, "time for some water!"

It can be in the form of a sprinkler, the wading pool,
a slip-n-slide in the backyard,
the kitchen sink full of soapy water,
sand and water table on the deck,
a hot bath, or a shower with mom...

On cold winter days,
I've even set up an under-bed storage box full of water
(and a mini wading pool once!) inside the house
as a temporary water table.

My kids saw the fancy new water tables
at the toy store and you can imagine their reaction...
I thought to myself, hey I can make that!

So here you have it,
our home-made water table.
Four plastic milk crates + our mini wading pool =
tons of fun for two little girls
and one happy mama.

Happy Water Fun Week!

This post is part of the Smart Summer Challenge.
Check out our other hostesses, 
Candace over at Naturally Educational
and Amy at TeachMama.com

Visit our blogs throughout the week for lots of fun ideas
to explore Water Fun Week with your own kids. 
Please come back and join us on Friday, July 29th
for our weekly Smart Summer Linky party,
share YOUR own Smart Summer Challenge ideas and posts
with other parents and teachers.
You'll be entered for a chance to win a Fun Prize Pack from Guidecraft!

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea


Leah said...

I just discovered your blog from Meg and Whatever. It is AMAZING! I love all your ideas. Can't wait to try them out.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks Leah!

Welcome and Have fun, I've got lots of goodies buried in my archives. I adore Meg - her blog and her house are the best!!


Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

I agree with water and it being the solution to crabby days! I've let my daughter take baths at all times of the day for this very reason and she will calm down after playing in the tub! Water is therapeutic! Thanks for the reminder!

Rhoda Deisgn Studio said...

Great idea for some water fun. Mine were hanging the hose from the laundry line to make a "shower" the other day!

Left you a TMB vote as well :)

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

This is such a fun and simple way to create a water table for hours of fun! I just linked it up to our post about Water Fun with babies and toddlers. http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2012/05/water-fun-with-babies-and-toddlers.html

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