Getting bored of the paddling pool

I have to say I never thought I’d see a day where Littlebit got bored of water play. The paddling pool, watering the veg plot with her numerous watering cans, and playing with her water table. But this point has been reached.

I would guess it’s because we’ve been out there practically every day since this heat wave hit. It’s a good way to keep her cool. Littlebit is like me and doesn’t enjoy it when it’s so very hot. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE the sunshine, but maybe 5 degrees less would be good.

So, I’ve been trying to think of different things we could do to make it a bit more interesting.

Yesterday afternoon we decided to make a big batch of “flower soup” in the paddling pool. The Violas bloomed really well and there’s only so many salads we can add them to and they’ve started to shrivel in the heat so we thought it would be a nice and pretty way to use them.

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We talked about the shadows they cast on the bottom of the paddling pool.

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We threw them in the air like confetti.

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Littlebit played on her own with them for an hour, piling them into her plastic saucepans and cooking them on her play kitchen hob or baking them into a cake in the oven.

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We sat in the paddling pool and stuck them all over us.

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What have you been doing to keep cool? And what other water play activities are there to keep a toddler interested? I’d love to know your ideas.

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  1. sarah

    we did lovely waterplay at twinkletoes the other week, blocks of ice with things in, they had used icecream tubs with boats/fish etc
    it feels different and all sorts of interesting discussions about how it is melting, what will be freed from the ice first etc

  2. Coombemill - Fiona

    I thought of the same as Sarah, freezing little toys and watching them melt or excavating them! How about adding some bath bubbles to make it more interesting or balls from a ball pit? I hope that Littlebit continues to enjoy the sunshine and her water play, thanks for sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Brinabird

    Great way to reignite interest. Nice seeing you getting involved in the fun :) I have noticed the imagination tree have had some good summer ideas floating around if you want to check them out.

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