INSIDE: Garden Water Table is a fun sensory activity for kids to try this spring or summer. Turn your water table into a beautiful garden!
Water Table Activities
If you are looking for the best water table activities for toddlers and preschoolers check out this post the I created a few years ago and has been a staple for so many families in the summer. I also created another post with just water sensory bins. This post is a little different and includes a ton of fun sensory bin activities that can be done in a water table as well!
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How to Set Up Garden Water Table
This activity is super easy to set. I first placed my water table near a garden. Once they were done playing my plan is to dump the soil into a garden. I don’t plan to dump is right away either I will likely keep the soil in the water table for at least a week.
For the flowers, I used cut flowers but this can easily be done with artificial flowers as well or even a mix of both. I added a few spoons and shovels but they mostly use their hands and fingers!
How They Played
Playing with dirt and creating a garden even if in a water table is so much fun. But one of my sensory avoider didn’t want to get her hands dirty and thats ok. She use the spoons and shovels instead. While my sensory seekers got right in there with their hands.
The best part of this water table sensory activity is that it can lead to so much free play. Add water, pots and pans to create a mud kitchen. Add dinosaurs and rocks to create a muddy dinosaur world. Add construction vehicles and rocks for a muddy construction site. So many ways to play!
Watch the Garden Water Table in action on Youtube!
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up . My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.
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- Water Table
- Shovels and spoons