Veronika has played with various kitchen utensils to keep busy in the past, but today we added a few twists to this classic toddler activity.
The first change was that we moved the whole game outside. I laid a towel on the patio and filled a large kitchen bowl with water, then added measuring cups, a whisk, a pastry brush, measuring spoons, and a few sieves.
The sieves were great for pouring water into and instantly watching the water trickle back out!
The other big novelty here was adding a funnel. I showed Veronika how we could place a funnel over an empty sparkling water bottle and fill it, then watch the water trickle down. She concentrated so hard on reaching way up with a measuring cup to fill the funnel.
Then she loved dumping the water bottle out!
She also enjoyed brushing water onto a strainer with a pastry brush.
Whisks were fun to swish in the bowl.
And of course there was the obvious appeal of pouring water right onto her skin, since the morning was already hot. Knowing this would be tempting, I’d dressed her in a bathing suit, so you might want to do the same!
At the end when we had a big puddle of water on the patio, it was time for a splashy puddle dance.