Patio Fun with Water

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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.

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The sieves were great for pouring water into and instantly watching the water trickle back out!

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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.

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Then she loved dumping the water bottle out!

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She also enjoyed brushing water onto a strainer with a pastry brush.

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Whisks were fun to swish in the bowl.

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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!

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At the end when we had a big puddle of water on the patio, it was time for a splashy puddle dance.

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