Waterfall Activity for Preschool Water Theme

Here’s a quick & easy science & nature investigation station to encourage scientific reasoning, fine motor skills and of course logic too. Don’t forget to add this fun waterfall activity to your next preschool water theme! 

collage of waterfall activity images with text overlay: Waterfall Splash Activity for Little KidsIt was so beautiful last week and we were able to play in the water just about every day. We did quite a few activities from this month’s Island Treasure theme and today’s Waterfall Activity is absolutely perfect to add to your next preschool water theme

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A waterfall is where water flows over a steep drop, landing in a pool below. The rock formation behind a waterfall has been worn away, sometimes forming cave-like shelters. 

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Little kids love water activities and this particular one was a great way to introduce physical science concepts too! What a quick & easy idea to encourage scientific reasoning, fine motor skills and of course logic too. 

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Baby girl had a blast pouring water from one container to another and of course making waterfalls by pouring water on different items.

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And as a homeschool mama, I loved that this activity encouraged creative thinking and problem solving skills as well as lots of other important early learning skills. 

toddler pouring water from clear container to large bin
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

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Waterfall Activity for Preschool Water Theme

Set Up

  • Set out a bin and full water bottles on a towel. Place a bucket of differently shapes items next to the bin, e.g. rocks, spoon, blocks, cups, jewels.
  • Encourage children to experiment with placing an item into the bin then pouring water over it.
  • Ask, “What type of splash does it make?”

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Big Questions

  • What do you know about waterfalls? 
  • What happens when you pour water on items?
  • How could you make a small splash? Big splash? 

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Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Island Treasure theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.

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collage of waterfall activity images with text overlay: Waterfall Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers