Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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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!

Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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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!

Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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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.

Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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!

Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

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!

Garden Water Table Sensory Activity for Kids

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up . My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.


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