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Water Play Activities for Preschool

    Painting

    • Painting is a fun part of water play.Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images

      With a bucket of water, a paint brush and a dry wall or sidewalk, your preschool students can have fun painting. Instruct them to practice painting letters, numbers, shapes or pattern designs. Allow for fun exploration with free painting. Your students will enjoy watching you participate with your own paintings as well.

    Ice Cubes

    • Make ice cubes a part of your water play.Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images

      Ice cubes easily lend themselves to science exploration and experiments. Float ice cubes in a bucket of water. Your preschool students will try to sink them, they will feel the ice cubes cool the temperature of the water and observe the cubes melting. Take the water play outdoors and allow students to place some ice cubes on the concrete. They can compare which cubes melt more quickly, the ice in the water or the ice on the concrete.

    Bubbles

    Containers

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