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Washing Farm Animals -Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This week the weather has been perfect to spend time outdoors. My LOs simply love water & wanted to play with their water table. One sunny afternoon we filled our water table with soapy water & took all our farm animals for a wash. This simple sensory play activity is easy to set up & clean up and kids will have so much fun playing with it. It develops fine motor skills, hand-eye cordination, concentration & imaginative skillsπŸ˜€

What you need

  • Water table or Plastic Storage bin
  • Farm Animals
  • Toothbrush or scrub brush
  • Kids body wash or anything which is gentle enough for little hands
  • Water
  • Towel or dish cloth

How to

  • Fill your water table or storage bin with water. 
  • Add kids body wash and farm animals to it.
  • Give your little ones toothbrush and let them clean their animals in the soapy water.

You could also add some sand/mud, rub the farm animals on it (imaginative play) and then wash them. I wasn’t really interested in the mud part. Maybe next time I’ll use some chocolate syrup or something for a muddy play before the wash. I did add some toys which we got with the water table for more fun. πŸ‘

Miss A(3 yrs) & Miss D(23 months) had so much fun washing the farm animals. Miss A would name each animal, pick it up, clean it with the brush and dip it in the soapy water and then throw it in a bin, saying its done. Once shes done washing all the animals, she dumped them into the water table and washed them again πŸ˜†πŸ˜†. Miss D washed few animals, but she was more interested in playing with the soapy water. Busy pouring water into cups and straining the animals. She did learn the names of few animals & sounds they make – cow says Moo😊

Both of them loved playing with the soapy water – Washing animals, washing hands, scooping and pouring water out, splashing it- so much funπŸ˜€ Once they were convinced all the animals are all clean (took about 45 mins), we washed the animals & our water table (just so that they don’t dump the animals in the soap water again 😜) using the hose and took our animals inside. The girls then wiped the animals dry with a towel and lined them up. One fun evening!! πŸ˜€

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Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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