Water Table Fun

The weather around here has been less than stellar lately. In fact, it’s been pretty miserable. I’m not a big winter-type person; and ever since moving to Northern California (almost 10 years ago…where has the time gone?), I seriously cannot stand the months of January-March. Now, I love a good rainy day, one where you can snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie; but when it’s days and months on end, I tend to get a little restless. I literally feel like I’ve conquered a small victory; when April rolls around and I know I’ve made it through another rainy NorCal winter.

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We’ve had rain off and on for the past three weeks; and on days when it’s not pouring, it’s just cold and dreary enough to not want to be outside. Now that I have a baby, I totally understand why so many moms go stir crazy during the winter months. Back when I was teaching; I use to loathe “Rainy Day Recess.” The kids so badly needed to be outside to burn off all their energy and I needed those 20 minutes to decompress! I’ve had to get a little creative around our house lately; to keep Doodlebug busy on days we can’t get out. We recently bought her a water table, and I’ve been dying for a warm day where we can go outside and use it. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been to many opportunities for outside water play; but there’s nothing wrong with setting up shop in the kitchen, and putting on a bathing suit to play with the water table.

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Last week, Doodlebug kept walking over to her water table saying, “Peeeeaassseee!” I felt the same way! I so badly wanted to play with it too. So, I decided I’d throw some of our thick pool towels on the floor, and fill that sucker with water. I put Doodlebug in a much too big bathing suit, and let her go to town! She had the best time!

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We took some our her bath toys and put them in the table too. She even asked for her toothbrush. We have an extra one, so I figured, it’s just water; it can’t hurt to let her play with it.

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My favorite was when she decided she was going to brush her teeth in the table. It was so cute and hysterical!

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After having so much fun with our “indoor” water table; I thought I’d do a water play round up today. Just some quick and easy ideas to help makes those cold and rainy days a little less boring. You can find the links above each picture. I hope y’all all find some inspiration to try with your little ones!

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Rescue Iceberg Toys from Dana’s Pink Ribbon

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Fishing for Letters and Numbers from Pigtails and Tutus

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Bathtub Painting from Team Dischinger

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Sensory Bins with Water Beads from Heaps of Laundry

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Indoor Carwash from Momtastic

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Cooking in the Sink from No Time for Flash Cards

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6 thoughts on “Water Table Fun

  1. So many cool ideas in this post! My son LOVES playing with water so this gives me a ton of ideas on how to keep him busy on rainy weekend days. Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Fantastic ideas! I’ve long since abandoned the idea of having a tidy house and am often knee deep in inappropriate usage of household items when the husband gets home. The only thing I ever drew the line at was the sandpit – if a toy has gone in the sandpit it never comes back in the house!!!

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