To kick off the series today's theme was water play. On this frigid January day it was a little hard to imagine playing with water, but we decided to set up a small container and some paper boats on the kitchen floor.
Towel (for under the tub)
I used left over wrapping paper from the holidays and followed the directions on this page to create a few paper boats. The youtube video was really helpful the first time!
Following that I set a small tub of water on the floor and the boys instantly began playing with the water and the boats.
After they played for a few minutes I gave them a few straws to use to blow their boats around.
Little Brother was not quite sure how he wanted to use the straw . . .
But Big Brother was able to create some great wind effects.
We played until Little Brother had a toddler moment and dumped the whole bucket on the floor; okay actually I let it happen twice before I gave up. Thank goodness for bath towels and washing machines.
It was a quick, simple set up that both boys enjoyed. Big Brother asked if next time we can try making them for the bathtub, so the water won't be spilled out.