Work on pouring water with your toddlers using this super simple activity that they will love!
This simple and fun water play activity will teach them an important life skill!
Pouring water for drinks!
A simple life skill to learn, but how do they learn it?
Fine Motor Pouring Water Activity for Toddlers
Take your water activity outside while your toddlers work on their pouring skills. It’s pretty messy at first!
Once they become more precise, you can bring it inside to the dinner table.
Its been super hot here, so playing outside has been minimal. But I thought with some water we could sneak out there for a little bit for a quick activity.
Supplies Needed to Make Your own Pouring Water Activity for Toddlers
- Plastic pitcher
- Plastic cups
A Water Pouring Activity for Toddlers
I was thinking this pouring activity would be more fitting for Henry (my preschooler) than it was for George who’s just a toddler. But George surprised me and not only got a kick out of doing it but did it pretty darn well!
We filled our Kool-aid pitcher about half-full with water and set out some plastic cups to practice pouring into. George filled the cups, emptied the pitcher, and asked for more water.
I refilled and refilled that pitcher!
You may want to try this water pouring activity for toddlers close to a hose or near the door closest to your sink.
And sneaky me. Or sneaky George.
He snuck sips of water during the entire activity. Extra water drinking is always a plus for a hot day!
It wasn’t until Henry joined the activity for only a minute or two that my toddler began pouring the water from the cups back into the pitcher to reuse it.
Duh. That saved me a few trips back to the faucet!
Nothing like having my preschooler outsmart me.
With the spills, I was having to refill our water pitcher often.
George gained confidence through this pouring activity for toddlers.
And towards the end of our activity, he was pouring water one-handed, holding the cup in his other hand and mostly making it all.
His only problem (throughout all of the activity) was not knowing when to stop filling the cup. He always overflowed it.
But the water nearly always made it into the cup.
George also absolutely loved painting the driveway with water.
Water activities are definitely go-to activities for both the boys in this house!
And this pouring water activity for toddlers was a definite win around here.