One of the most basic water activities you can do is to wash the toys.
Its a perfect indoor water activity for toddlers to do. Just make sure to prep just a bit so there’s not a complete mess to clean up.
I laid down a shower curtain that I keep on hand just for activities like this. [I think its a couple bucks at the dollar store.]
I had George gather up a few of his toys to wash. It took a bit to explain which type of toys he could wash and which ones really wouldn’t work for this. I really didn’t want to wash stuffed animals or anything soft really. So it was kind of a sensory activity in that way too.
While he gathered his toys, I got two tubs of water ready. Barely any water in each of them. Maybe an inch deep.
In one tub I put a tad bit of dish soap in there to make some bubbles. The other tub I kept as clean water to be a rinsing tub for the toys.
And George was busy cleaning toys all morning long!
I set out sponges, a bottle brush and the tiny nipple brush for detailing.
It was a perfect way to keep George busy for a bit and also get the toys clean after being sick and indoors all winter long.
Oh! Set out a towel to put the toys on after they’ve been washed. They need to air dry too. Or the kids can dry them off too with a hand towel! George parked all his toys on the towel to dry.
More water activities for toddlers to do:
George is 2.5 years old.