As it is very hot here and the first week back at school, we filled two water trolleys today. One outside with coloured boats and one inside to provide a home for our lovely floating fish.
I cut plastic lids, foam lids and kitchen sponges into simple fish shapes. Alongside that was the water trolley containing rocks and shells. Within minutes the children were putting the sponge fish in the water and squeezing them out.
A sample sponge fish.
The water trolley filled with shells and blue glass pebbles.
The children loved this activity and helped them keep cool. Simple activities like this provide great learning experiences for young children. This promotes language development, creativity, fine motor skills and even maths skills like counting and size.
The children were excited about taking home the fish to play with in their bath tonight!
They look fantastic don't they?