Does your Tot like to mix things? I mean just about ANYTHING? Well mine certainly does!
I gave Sofía some empty take out containers, mixing bowls, squeeze bottles and plastic spoons. All this to be paired with some water color and water.
Literally for about 50 segundos we talked about watching the drops of water mix around in plain water. And then basically she wanted me out of her way. She wanted to do all the mixing and swishing and coloring that she wanted to do at her own pace. I of course had to participate and LIKE whatever she conjured up!
What was nice about this is that we kept recycling water and paint. When Sofía mixed up all her clear water and used all her paint, we just refilled the squeeze bottles with her new concoctions. This lasted for 3 days of play and
gooky beautiful colores!
It can be messy a little bit of a pain to clean and organize…..but educational benefits of free messy play certainly outweigh my minor annoyance about cleaning! And the PURE JOY that Sofía gets out of this activity is topped by few others!