My kids are always up for some water play even in the dead of winter. I use warm water in winter so they don't get too cold too quickly! We thought it would be fun to create some cascading waterfalls in the backyard.
I raided the kitchen cupboards and came back with a selection of plastic/metal bowls; plastic plates; a plastic chopping board; a metal colander; my trusty kitchen tray for the base and two plastic water jugs.
Cakey loves to build towers so she set to work on balancing the plates and bowls on top of each other. It took her a number of attempts (and some frustration) to create a stable tower. The flat plates/chopping board were really useful as they became stable bases on which to stack the upside down bowls.
Once we had a stable tower I gave each girl a jug of warm water coloured with food colouring. They poured the water on top of the tower over and over again.... until the tower was bumped and fell down. Cakey built many towers while I attempted to stop Boo from knocking them over.
|Hmmmm, yellow was a good choice, don't you think? :)|
|This one is is about to fall over!!|
This was a fun activity and definitely one we will be doing again in the warmer months.
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