Water sensory tub (3 - 4 year olds)

One thing children love to play with for HOURS is water.


Home Learning

Because you’ll be doing this activity from home it will be easy enough to change clothes if your child gets a bit wet during play. All you will need is a large tub filled with water and from there you can choose themes to vary the activity each time. We have included a picture of an activity that we used during our green theme a few months ago. We dyed the water with a few drops of green and dropped fresh cucumber slices in along with a selection of green objects. This made for a fun and engaging activity that included the key phrases of the theme.

Water sensory tub

Learning outcomes

  • Sensory exploration: understanding the world
  • Language development

Ask your child

  • How does the water feel in your hands?
  • What sounds can you hear?
  • What happens when you try to pick it up in your hands?