Give your child a paintbrush or roller and a tub of water (not paint).
Let them paint things such as your front door, fence, or doorstep.
Don't worry about permanent marks - the water will evaporate quickly. Try this when you're decorating. It will keep little hands occupied and give them a sense of involvement.
Fill a large bucket or plastic bowl with water and soap bubbles.
See if your children will use it to wash their toys.
Washing waterproof toys can provide hours of fun.
Fill a spray bottle or washing up liquid bottle with water.
Let your children use the bottle to draw and make marks on the ground.
Use chalk to draw a fire on an outside wall or the ground. Then put it out with water from a spray bottle.
Communication and language development: Using langauage to widen contacts, and share feelings, experiences and thoughts.
Personal, social and emotional development: Developing relationships through shared experiences.
Physical development: Developing fine motor skills through handling small objects and tools.
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