Incy Wincy Spider Water Play Idea
Make bath time even more fun with this simple Incy Wincy Spider water play idea.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Bath (alternatively you could use a Water Play Table or bowl);
- Lots of empty containers of different sizes;
- Plastic spiders
1) Using scissors, very carefully put different sized holes in some of the empty containers so your child can make the rain that washed Incy Wincy away! You can also use an old colander, sieve etc.
2) Put containers in the bath (or Water Play Table / bowl) with some warm water
3) Add Model Spider Toys into the water
HOW TO PLAY:
- Sing & act out the Incy Wincy Spider rhyme in the bath.
- Talk about the different shaped containers (use words such as big, small, empty, full).
- Encourage your toddler to fill the containers with holes & watch the ‘rain’ dripping / pouring out. See if little one can catch any water in the other containers.
- Challenge them by asking how many spiders they can catch in their containers.
- Do they share a bath with a sibling? Encourage turn taking, for example putting one spider at a time into a container until they have all been ‘caught’
MAKE IT EASIER:
Is your child too young to sit in a large bath independently?
- Set up this spider water play idea in a bowl / tub that baby can sit in, supported by you
- Show baby the pouring water – encourage them to reach out & grab it
MAKE IT HARDER:
Is your child ready to develop their fine motor skills & understanding further? Try these ideas:
- Add different plastic cutlery / tongs to the spider water play idea, encouraging children to catch the spiders with them
- Introduce floating & sinking – which spiders / containers float or sink? Challenge them to find a way of getting a floating container to sink.
What are you helping your little one to do?
- Develop language skills through imaginary role-play & joining in with familiar rhymes
- Promote physical development (gross & fine motor skills)
- Begin to understand initial mathematical concepts related to size and shape
- Learn to share & take turns
What rain making containers will you use in your child’s spider water play idea?
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