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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Pouring Water

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


Prep time: 2 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Estimated Cost: 0 AED

Mess level: Medium

Age: 1 plus

What you need

  • Various sized tubs

  • Water


Children poured water into different sized containers. You can also add additional elements like sponges and clothes, watering cans and wooden spoons etc.

Top Tip:

Either go outside or make sure you have plenty of towls if you are inside - best to be prepared in advanced


Water based play gives many opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills across age ranges. Children will increase their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through actions like pouring, squirting, scrubbing, stirring and squeezing.

Ways to adapt:

  • Water Tables

  • Washing Station

  • Water Painting

  • Boat/Duck Race

  • Water Wall

  • Dinosaur Rescue

  • Water Relay Race

  • Water Xylophone

  • Toy Sorting

  • Water Experiments

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