This post is part of our Low Cost Summer series
Here at Baby and Children’s Market we strongly believe that the summer can be fun without costing a fortune. It’s the spontaneous, simple activities that often provide kids with the most entertainment.
Creating a pouring station in your garden (or inside if you’re brave) is a quick, easy and cheap activity that will captivate little children for hours. Most kids love playing with water – so providing it in different colours with lots of jugs, scoops and bottles to pour it with will have them hooked.
I tried this activity with my children, aged 7 and 3. While my 7 year old was only entertained for about 10 minutes, my 3 year old spent over an hour pouring the coloured water in and out of different containers. He was mesmerised, while I sat and read a book. A win-win situation for us both!
Create your own Jugs of Fun Pouring Station
You will need:
1 under-bed storage container
An assortment of bottles, jugs, plastic containers and cups
A few drops of food colouring
All you need to do is fill the various containers with water, add a couple of drops of food colouring to each and put them in the storage box. Then let the kids pour away!
For a low cost, fun summer activity, you can’t do much better than this. All I needed to do was sit close by and make sure no-one drank the water.
Why not try it and see if your little ones are equally as captivated?
Aimee Foster is a mum, freelance writer and social media manager, stationery addict and Diet Coke lover. Find more of her ramblings over on her blog New Forest Mum.