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.
We talked about the shadows they cast on the bottom of the paddling pool.
We threw them in the air like confetti.
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.
We sat in the paddling pool and stuck them all over us.
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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