Investigation area. Enhanced with brightly coloured water (just using a small squirt of paint!), transparent pipettes, jars, tubes etc. encouraging the children to explore with colour mixing, and allowing them to watch the water travel through the various objects.
Sand and Water Table - consider a cover over the sand table which has holes so that the children must reach through to scoop sand. The second level of branches, or a plywood layer above with circular holes ( as the pinterest site shows) adds a new dimension to the play experience.
Pipes, funnels, buckets, bottles, bowls, whisks, watering cans, pumps, water wheel & scoops. Resources made from different materials & of different weights to explore floating and sinking including natural materials such as logs, sponges, pebbles and clay. Small world equipment, for example boats, Play Mobil figures and sea creatures. Foam letters, numbers and shapes. Resources to add to water i.e. food colouring, glitter, sprinkles, bubble bath or bath bombs, corn flour, ice cube trays…
SAND AND WATER TABLES This is a blog for early childhood teachers looking for ways to expand and enrich play and learning in and around their sand and water tables with easy-to-make, low-cost apparatus. It may also be of interest for anyone who appreciates children's messy play.