Adam loves his rubber ducks. Over the years we have collected several and the majority of them live in our living room.
So I decided our activity today was a duck sensory bin. The idea was to play with the ducks outside. I wanted to use dark blue water so opted for a clear box instead of the Tuff Spot. I was happily filling up the box with water from the shower and adding blue food colouring that I completed forgot that I would have to carry the box outside. I couldn’t even move the box left alone lift it as it was so heavy! I didn’t have any more food colouring to start again so we ended up playing in the bathroom instead of outside.
I made lily pads by cutting green foam sheets and placed Adam’s duck collection in the box.
I found some scoops, a plastic toy fishing net and placed a small bin beside the box for Adam to place his caught ducks in.
Adam was stripped down to his grow and stood in the bath.
Instead of using the fishing net to scoop up the ducks Adam kept picking the ducks up and placing them into the net before dropping the duck into the bin…
… then clapped each time.
He filled the bin several times and tipped the ducks back each time.
All the way through the activity Adam kept signing ‘duck’ as if he couldn’t believe he got to play with all of his duck collection at once.
Adam played with the ducks for 20 minutes …
… before he started splashing the water.
It wasn’t long before he ended up in the box.
The play continued whilst playing in the box.
After 30 minutes play it was time for lunch.
Adam loved tiding up the activity and trying to rescue the ducks.
We will certainly be doing this activity again. Considering Adam has a daily bath and frequently plays with his ducks for some reason just putting them into a box changed everything.
* Large box
* Blue food colouring
* Rubber ducks
* Green foam sheet
* Plastic fishing net
Adam was 21 months old.
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