Colorful Water Fun

 

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I love food coloring.

Today we took it outside and played with colorful water.  Because I didn’t want my toddler (“J”) to squeeze an entire vial into a small cup and then immediately dump it on the ground, I put them up on our fence and was personally in charge of adding them as needed.  This was a great way for him to practice the names of colors: “Green!  Blue!  Yellow!”  For some reason, he never asked for red.

This was definitely messy and wet.  I brought out the garden hose and turned it on very low so J could use it himself without getting very wet and we weren’t wasting a ton of water.  To be honest, I think J would have been just as happy with the water alone, but the food coloring made for a fun change of pace.

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Materials:

Garden hose or other water source

Food coloring

Containers and spoons, etc., to play with (we used pots/pans and utensils from Goodwill)

Instructions:

  1. Dress yourself and your child for the possibility of getting wet.  It’s best to do this on a relatively warm or hot day.
  2. Collect your containers and utensils, and set up a play area in a place that is accessible to your water source.
  3. Put some water in some of the containers, add a little food coloring, and have fun!
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