The end of summer is coming…much too fast if you ask me! You might be tempted to put your water table away until next year, but don’t! You can put it to use year round with these amazing small worlds and sensory play ideas. Not only are small worlds a lot of fun, they also provide kids with the opportunity to engage in sensory play, act out facts they are learning in their preschool curriculum, and develop storytelling skills through pretend play.
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We love our Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table, and we use it all of the time. All of the small worlds I’m sharing today were created in a Step2 water table. Unfortunately this exact style is no longer made, but I really like the Cascading Cove water table option as an alternative. Of course, they could also be set up in a similar bin or water table.
Penguin Small World Play (Thrive 360 Living)
Reptile Small World Sensory Play (Twodaloo)
Tropical Island Water Table (Craftulate)
Ocean Sensory Table (Stir the Wonder)
Frog Life Cycle Sensory Bin (Coffee Cups and Crayons)
Beach Play (The Boy and Me)
Building Site (The Boy and Me)
Winter Rice Sensory Box (Pink and Green Mama)
Dinosaur Small World (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Beach Small World (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
More Ideas for Playing in the Water Table
Not sure you’ll use a water table? Asia from Fun at Home with Kids shares why you want a water table and 10 creative ways to use it.
My Nearest and Dearest has even more ideas for sensory fun in the water table.
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