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Water Table

Continue to experiment with different tools and containers at the water table. 


  • water table, large tub, or plastic wading pool
  • paper cups
  • all the water tools from last week: plastic cups, containers, and bottles of different sizes, squirt bottles, basters, sponges, funnels, clear tubes, plastic baggies, rubber gloves, colanders/strainers, paper cups, each with a different set of small and large holes punctured on the side or the bottom of the cup (you may wish to store the water tools in a nearby bin)


Encourage children to continue to experiment with different tools at the water table. Allow plenty of time for them to explore freely, without specific instructions.

As you did last week, cover the floor with plastic. Put newspapers or towels on top. Provide water smocks. Leave the water table set up with the water tools throughout the three weeks of the curriculum.  If weather permits, you may want to move your water table outside or use a plastic wading pool instead.