Activity 4 – Water Play
Water play is the best for having fun and cooling down. This activity can take place in a pool, a water table, or a homemade water play station. These activities are not intended for you to spend money or travel to far from home. These are fun learning activities that can take place any time of the day, on any budget, and the time spent doing the activities is totally up to you and your child.
With water play, you want to add the learning by gathering some toys or safe objects out of the home. Go through the items one by one and ask your child if he/she thinks the object will sink or float. If your child does not know what sink or float means, this is the perfect opportunity to teach them and give a demonstration.
In the past, with my class, I would always prepare a science sheet for them to draw or write about their experiments. Below I have provided the worksheet if you want to get in some extra writing practice with your child.
I have also provided some websites that show you how to make your own water table. If this is not an option for you, the kitchen sink works great for this experiment.