water walls

DIY Kids Water Wall by playingbythebook via curbly. this is more about play, but I think something a little more durable with this same idea might go well in the sideyard garden/play area.

We have recently sorted our provision in the water tray to ensure a focus on #finemotorskills primary over than #grossmotorskills, so we enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line.  There was barely space to wash the clothes in the end as everyone wanted to join in.  As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs!  Also lots of fun!

We enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line. As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs! Also lots of fun!

Washing line over the water tray - by Tom Bedard (",)

not a very attractive water tray - but the idea is good. Washing line over the water tray - by Tom Bedard (",) jan waterplay

Little Moments: Floating structures in the water tray with foam building blocks (",)

Four Foam Block Building Ideas that involve sensory experiences and new building challenges for kids. Preschool and baby friendly ideas.

Large sponge in water tray creates foam for variety of uses.

This is the time of year I bring out the Giant Sponge. What is a giant sponge? It is a piece of foam cut from a foam mattress to fit into .

Whisking up soap flakes in the water tray- excellent for gross motor / pre writing skills!

Whisking up soap flakes in the water tray- excellent for gross motor / pre writing skills!

Water play shelf.  We have changed all of our water resources to brass to create a greater sensory experience of  the children. The weight, texture, shiny reflective surfaces etc all create more talking and exploring points than the plastic resources, and are a lot more exciting for them to use!

The school changed all the water play materials to brass. "The weight, texture, shiny reflective surfaces etc all create more talking and exploring points than the plastic resources, and are a lot more exciting for them to use!

Water walls

DIY Pipe Ideas for kids activities. This site has several links for ideas and instructions on how to design your own pipe system for kids to have water play.great for the summer!

Swimming pool in the water tray! Planning on the children making some diving boards too!

Swimming pool in the water tray! Planning on the children making some diving boards too! Use motor toys

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