A simple no prep water transfer activity using pom poms and water!
This activity is so simple to set up you can easily keep your toddler or preschooler busy while you prep for dinner, fold laundry or attend to other children. And it only requires three supplies and one is water!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
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- Large Pom Poms
- 2 small plastic containers
Fill one of the containers half way with water. (Note: if your child tends to like to splash or spill water use less). Also place a towel underneath the containers to help mop up any water that spills out.
Put the large pom poms into the water and let them soak up the water. This may take a few minutes so let your little play around with the pom poms in the water while they soak.
For my 3 year old, I turned this part of the activity into a problem to solve. I gave her different sized pom poms and I asked her to test which ones absorbed the water the best.
Time to Squeeze!
Once the pom poms where nice and wet and heavy I then asked her to squeeze out all the water into the empty container.
She loved this part and every time she noticed the container filling up with more water she would excitedly bring it to my attention.
She repeated the soaking process again and again until all the water had been transferred from one container to the next.
This was a total hit! My daughter enjoyed this so much that she repeated it twice! By the time she was done I had folded and put away all the laundry! And that’s a win in my books!
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