Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We Play with water

The weather is starting to warm up in Perth and with a series of warm afternoons the boys have been enjoying a little bit of water play.
While it isn't quite hot enough to get out the paddling pool (although Junior might think otherwise) we have been having fun with buckets, bottles, funnels and spray bottles.
Yesterday we also made an ice and salt sculpture - an idea I found in MaryAnn Kohl's fantastic book Science Art. We added a few drops of food colouring to a spray bottle of warm salty water and squirted away to sculpt a large block of ice.
Junior was quite engrossed in this for a while and then set his sculpture out on the outdoor table to watch it slowly melt. Rascal was more interested in experimenting with the spray bottle.
What have you been playing with this week. “Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up”


  1. Water play is always fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Making ice sculptures sounds fun, when it finally warms up in Melbourne we may have to give that a go :)

    And yes, we did have a little sun and visited the beach on the weekend and Princess didn't understand that it wasn't quite warm enough for swimming either (at least, not until she dipped her toes in! LOL).

  3. What a fun idea. Oh, and Immy stripped her clothes off and ran into the water at the beach at 8.30am one morning this past weekend. Talk about kids not feeling the cold!