Learning with Color
Monochromatic Water Bin Play
and filled both sides with water. We added a little bit of grape scented bubbles
for a fun scent and foamy sensory play on one side of the water table. I blew up a bunch of purple water balloons and threw those in the water table. (HINT: Blowing up water balloons can be a beast! We have a little hand air pump that came from some toy and made it much easier to blow up the water balloons!) You could use any size balloons for this activity, but I wanted small size for our transferring part of the fun.
It was fun to try to catch the balloons as they scooted around on the water surface. Transferring the balloons with a shovel is a great way to work on eye-hand coordination while encouraging bilateral hand coordination and crossing midline. Transferring from left to right is great for pre-readers, too. Kids need to scan from left to right across the page as they read and working on this skill in pre-readers is a great beginner activity.