*Water Balloon Toss:
Fill up water ballons
Set up empty buckets
Make a line with chalk for the children to stand behind.
Have the children, one at a time, throw water ballons across about 3 yards into the empty buckets.
*Boats in Buckets:
After they're done with the water ballons, fill the buckets with water. Put some water ballons in the buckets.
Make observations about floating objects and encourage learning by asking open ended questions.
Add toy boats and/or other toys. Some children can play in buckets of water for hours. We used this a lot at our home when the girls where smaller, and they still love it.
*Water Bottle Spray Paint:
1. Set up- Outside Lay out white poster boards 2-4 and a ratio of at at least 1 posterboard per child.
2. In a small sized travel size spray bottle, add water, and a couple drops of food coloring. Mix 3-5 drops until the color is bright enough to see. Use less food coloring the smaller the bottle. (I don't suggest using KOOL AID or any other sticky substance.) Have at least one per child as well.
3. Have the children spray their water bottles at the poster boards. Lay out somewhere dry, under the sun, until the paint sets. After show the painting they made together.