Easy Dandelion Water Table Activity

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Dandelion Water Table Activity is the perfect answer to a warm spring or summer afternoon. If you have a child that loves to pick dandelions you need to give this fun and easy activity a try!

How to Choose the Best Water Table

If you are looking to purchase a water table for your little one there are few things to keep in mind:

  1. Play Accessories
  2. Size
  3. Drainage & Shelter
  4. Clean Up

Check out my post of The Best Water Tables for Hours of Outdoor Play for more tips on choosing the best water table for your child.

Here are is a selection of my favorite tables:

If you are looking for more water table ideas for your kids, check out this amazing post here with 40+ ways to keep your child’s water table engaging all summer long.

How to Set up a Dandelion Water Table

Setting up this water table activity is beyond easy and the best part is that you can involve your little one in the set up process. Head outdoors on a warm late spring or early summer day when the dandelions in your area are in full bloom. Gather a bunch flowers from the head and place them in your water table. We didn’t add any leaves but your can totally add some leaves!

Next, its time to add some tools. Grab your toy kitchen toys such as pots and pans, cups and plates. You can also add some large spoons or scoopers and even a whisk. Then stand back and let your little play!

This simple sensory bin has so much learning and skill development involved in an activity like this. While playing they will be working on their fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory exploration, social skills, enhances focus and concentration skills and math skills.

Age Level

My kids are 4, 4 and 7. This water table activity is ideal for kids 3 years +.

Mess Level

This is a mess level is low to medium. This water table is ideal for outdoor play but can be done indoors and the mess level is fairly low.

Difficulty to Create


Skills Developed in Dandelion Water Table

Colour recognition, language development, hand-eye coordination, gross motor fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity, social skills, focus and concentration.

Supplies for Dandelion Water Table

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  • Water table
  • Dandelion flowers
  • Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Pots and Pan
  • Strainer

Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Looking for more summer activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to stay busy this summer:

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