We always have spray bottles available at the Clubhouse.
On a hot day, they have been known to cool tiny toes.
On a particularly adventurous afternoon, a couple of Clubhouse Kids ran around on the hunt for thirsty lizards that could use their assistance.
Between the running, jumping, and squirting,
they tackled both fine and motor skills activities for the day.
Armed with "special green water", this concoction was mixed up to make the "tree" they created grow. This "tree" made up of everything they found around our outdoor space, was the center of dramatic play for quite a few days.
Hence, that spray bottle was always ready with the special green water.
They have squirted, spritzed, refilled and done it all over again. The spray bottles are hardly ever not being used. Who would have thought something so simple could lead to so many different ideas and adventures?
So of course, since we are in full water bead mode.. we just had to fill up our bottles with water beads and see if they would squirt. I wish I had had the camera ready when they were filling the bottles, because they were definitely having fun getting the slippery little beads through the small bottle opening. Coordination and focus at it's finest, and a lot of laughing.
Once the bottles were full, they observed closely.
"Do you think it will squirt out a bead?"
"It squirts bead juice!"
I squirted a few times myself and noticed that the bottles filled with water beads required a little more effort to squirt. That didn't stop the kids though, they squirted, and squirted, and squirted...
"The bead juice is slimy."
"It's shiny too!"
I have a feeling they will be filling their bottles up with "bead juice" for some time to come now.
As water bead giveaway week continues, I definitely have to share how Train Up A Child used water beads. Adding plastic eggs and lights, she created a spectacular Easter sensory experience!! Looks like I know what I'll have in the sensory table next week. Thanks Allison!
Don't forget to keep the entries coming in for the water bead giveaway! If you aren't sure how to enter, check out the details on our Facebook page.
I wonder if Lizards like Bead Juice?