Make a sea themed water play and have fun with colour mixing, melting ice, bubbles and more! This fishy small world is a fun invitation to play with lots to explore. This is best done outside or maybe in the bathroom sink- so that splashes of water don’t end up on the carpet. If the weather is chilly, using nice warm water makes this a much more enjoyable outdoor activity (which lasts longer too!).
You will need:
bubble bath or washing up liquid
a tub of warm water
6 plastic cups or bowls
small plastic sea creatures
blue and green food colouring (beware: this may stain clothes!) or Blue and red would be good (as they mix to make purple).
- Put some bubble bath or washing up liquid in to the tub of warm water and give it a whisk to create the bubbles. My girls enjoy having a go at doing this themselves.
- Arrange 6 plastic cups or bowls next to the tub and fill these with; ice cubes, sand, shells/ stones, plastic sea creatures, and food colouring mixed with water (I have used blue and green to give it an ocean feel).
- Let kids play and explore by adding the different elements to the water. Using a pipette for the food colouring means that they can add small amounts of the different colours to the water and watch the colours mixing.
P.S! In the photo I have used a glass bowl so that you can see whats inside. In reality I used a large plastic storage tray so that both of my girls had space to play safely (both of them ended up in the tray and soaking wet- great fun but handy to have a towel to hand!).
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