The sun is starting to shine a little brighter, the temperature is getting a little warmer, the little people are itching to get outside a little more. Here is a great water play activity that is both educational and fun.
How to set up your Water Play With Shapes activity
You will need:
- A container
- Food colouring (optional – we went with yellow)
- 2D shapes / 3D shapes (one or both)
- 2 Dice
How to use your Water Play Shape set up
There are many ways you can use this set up. Here are a few of them:
Just let your little learner splash, sink, float, balance… anything they can think of with these shapes.
2. Super Speed Search
Add some speed to increase the excitement. Call out the name of a shape and your child has to find the shape as fast as they can. If you have more than one little learner, then set it up as a race.
3. Roll and find #1
Roll a die and find a shape with the same number of sides, edges, vertices or faces.
4. Roll and find #2
Roll 2 dice, add together to make a total and find a shape with the same number of sides, edges, vertices or faces.
5. Gone fishing
If you have a little net, who can catch the most shapes. If you can name the shapes, you can keep them. If you cannot name them, they must be released back into the container. The player with the most shapes at the end, wins.
How would YOU use this activity?
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