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Age Range: 3-5

Skills/Subjects: Related Episode:
Water and the Brain
Water Fun
Explore water through math, science, and art

Materials
  • see below
Directions
Exploring water can be a lot of fun! Try some of these ideas with your children:
  1. Boat Yard: Help your children build boats and rafts from craft sticks, Styrofoam blocks, aluminum trays, egg cartons, etc. Launch your fleet in a wading pool, sink, or bathtub.
  1. Number Scoop: Number baskets from 1-5. Float ten or more ping-pong balls in a dishpan. Let children choose a basket and try to scoop up the corresponding number of balls. Older kids can try using two scoops at once, and adding up the number of balls in the baskets.
  1. Sun Catchers: Use eyedroppers to drip watercolors on stiff clear plastic. Let the paint dry in the sun, then hang the art in a window.
With a Group
Hold a Water Carnival featuring some of these activities. Invite family and friends to participate.

Based on an activity in Play and Learn with Arthur, Volume 1