As the temperatures rise, finding ways to keep kids cool and entertained becomes a top priority. What if you could combine water play, sensory exploration, and a touch of creativity? A frozen pom pom water table offers a refreshing and engaging activity that will capture your child’s imagination. Let me guide you through the process of creating a DIY frozen pom pom water table using reusable water balloon molds. Get ready for a splashing good time!
- Reusable water balloon molds (available online or in craft stores)
- Pom poms (assorted sizes and colors)
- Large plastic tub or water table
- Freezer space
- Scoops, spoons, and containers for play
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Frozen Pom Pom Water Table
Step 1: Preparing the Pom Poms
Gather an assortment of colorful pom poms in different sizes. The pom poms will be frozen inside the water balloons, creating intriguing shapes and textures. Mix and match colors to add an extra pop of visual appeal to the frozen water table.
Step 2: Filling the Reusable Water Balloon Molds
Fill the reusable water balloon molds with Pom Poms in different colours and sizes. Leave enough space inside each mold to accommodate the water. Carefully fill them with water. I like to close the water balloon first and then squeeze a small opening and use that to put the water in.
Step 3: Freezing the Water Balloons
Place the filled water balloon molds in the freezer and allow them to freeze completely. The freezing time will vary depending on the size of the water balloons and your freezer settings. It’s recommended to leave them in the freezer overnight to ensure they are fully frozen.
Step 4: Setting up the Water Table
Find a large plastic tub or a use your water table for the activity. You can either fill you entire water table with ice cold water and drop the frozen pom pom balls into it. Since the water is cold the pom poms will slowly melt and give your little one time to try and free them their self using different tools or a spray bottle filled with water. Or fill a bowl with water and let your child dunk the balls in with water one at a time. and then use the different tools like the playdough scraper and toy hammer to free the pom pom.
Step 5: Unmolding and Playtime
Carefully remove the frozen pom pom water balloons from the molds by following the instructions provided. Place them gently into the water table, allowing them to float and create a captivating sensory experience. Encourage your kids to explore the frozen pom poms by touching, squeezing, and observing the colors melting into the water.
Step 6: Sensory Exploration and Water Play
Provide scoops, spoons, and containers for your little ones to engage in sensory play with the frozen pom pom water table. They can transfer the floating water balloons from one container to another, experiment with melting rates, or simply enjoy the refreshing sensation of the frozen pom poms against their skin.
Step 7: Extend the Fun
To prolong the playtime, consider incorporating additional water-friendly toys such as rubber ducks, boats, or cups for pouring and filling. This will enhance their imaginative play and keep them engaged for longer periods. Add colouful bowl and invite your child to sort the pom poms by colour.
Creating a frozen pom pom water table with reusable water balloon molds is a fantastic way to beat the heat and spark your child’s creativity and curiosity. The combination of sensory exploration, water play, and the surprise element of frozen pom poms ensures an exciting and refreshing summer activity. So, gather your materials, freeze those pom poms, and watch as your little ones dive into a world of sensory wonder and joyful water play!
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
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.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.