Prep time: 5 minutes
Estimated Cost: 20 AED
Mess level: Medium
Age: 1 year plus
What you need:
Animals (small figurines)
Add water to a bowl, mix food colouring, add animals and then get your little one to scoop out.
Building your child's imagination, get them to build mini worlds and situations/scenarios.
Strengthens fine motor skills.
Educate your child and talk about different animals and scenarios.
Ways to adapt:
You can freeze the water to make it harder to get the animals out and use different tools to do so
Swap the water for another element eg: rice, sand and hide the animals/figures within. (Better for little ones)
Hide items/figurines in play dough
Swap the animals with letters and when finding each letter get them to sound it out and say a word beginning with the same letter.
You could also swap the water with tape and tape animals (with masking tape) to a tray/table and get your child to set them free.
Get your child to wrap the animals in elastic bands and then free them.
Tie rope/fabric over the top of a laundry basket and place objects within and get your child to extract them (again better for little one)