Toddlers and Preschoolers love sensory water play. This does not have to be restricted to outdoors or the bathroom. Beach towels are one of our favorite tools for preschool sensory water play! At the Homegrown Preschooler, we keep a big stack around just so we can say “Yes” more often! If you double fold a few beach towels on the floor and give a little one a sturdy tub (we love these!) with a few inches of water in it, they will happily spoon and pour. As their little hands splash in the water, deep inside their brains, neurons form synapses! This is powerful brain building play! We will use this sensory play to help our children focus during our family devotion.
Today in Unwrapping the Greatest Gift we point our families back to Noah and God’s care for him in the flood.
God’s love for you made Him weep over all our sadness and sin, and His heart filled with ache and spilled like a flood. And God offered everyone a gift, a rescue, a massive wooden ark – an ark much like a cradle on water – and He whispered, “Come to the ark.”
Offer your little ones a little water to play with. It doesn’t take much to make them happy…not enough to do any damage, and your towels are right there to take care of any accidental splashing. Remind them that they can play quietly with the water while you read, and that the water will help them listen. We provided a few sea animals, measuring cups, spoons and a turkey baster. Be creative and use what you have around the house.
We (Kathy and Lesli) are embarking on an ambitious plan of staying at least a day ahead of ourselves. One of our readers asked us if we could get our activities out a few days in advance for a little lead time planning…We are going to do two a day for a few days to get ahead for those who are on top of things enough to plan ahead!
Supply list for Day 5: Blue or Black card stock or construction paper, q-tips, yellow paint or star and gem stickers.