Practice creative thinking, problem-solving, and gross motor skills with this quick & easy Pour A Waterfall Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers! All you need is a few cups, a pitcher or measuring cups and of course water. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!
It’s hard to believe that it’s warm enough to play in the water just about every day. And you know what? This month’s Island Treasure theme and next month’s Bubbles, Boats & Floats couldn’t be more perfect for this time of the year and of course today we’re having a blast with another fun Waterfall Activity.
There’s just something about waterfalls that’s so beautiful and peaceful. One of our very first field trips this homeschool year was to visit a local natural area that had waterfalls. We hiked the trail and explored. It definitely made for a wonderful evening together as a family.
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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.
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.
Pour A Waterfall Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
What you’ll need
- Measuring Cup
- Several Cups
Here’s how to do it
- Fill a measuring cup or small pitcher with water and set out a few cups.
- Observe as children pour water in the cups then dump the water back into the measuring cup (or pitcher).
- How many times does the child pour and dump the water?
- Does he attempt to control his arm movements in order to pour more accurately?
Encouraging Gross Motor Skills
Toddler and preschoolers and obviously curious about the world around them and being able to combine STEAM and gross motor skills with activities such as this one is for sure a win. Not only do little kids love water, but they also love moving and pouring and dumping is important too!
Gross motor activities help kiddos gain control over their bodies. As a homeschool mama, I definitely want to encourage active experiences and especially ones that involve exploring math and science concepts too.
This Pour A Waterfall Activity was all of the above and so much more! Did I mention that baby girl loves water play?
This was such a wonderful idea and just one of the many reasons why I make a point of purchasing the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebook each month.
It’s a play-based supplement that adapts the activities in the preschool curriculum to be developmentally appropriate for baby girl and of course she loves having her very own preschool activities just like her big brother.
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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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. 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. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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