Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ocean Sensory Tray

It's amazing what a little colored water and a few toy sea animals can spark in children. Em and G played with this for hours and had an entire story line happening.

 I used a large Rubbermaid storage container and added liquid watercolors to turn our water ocean blue!

 The kids loved to help get this set up. It only takes a few drops of the paint to get that great blue color.

The fun started when the animals started getting names! I love listening to the little stories that a 5 and 2 year-old can come up with. Imaginations are the best toy a child has. What a great way to cool off on a hot summer day!
More details on this and more summer crafts over at Kiwi Crate.


  1. This looks like so much fun--I love how you used ocean makes it like a litle mini-ocean! Thanks so much for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

  2. Loved how you mentioned that the kids named the sea creatures! Thanks for sharing at Magic Moments Monday! I hope that you'll share there again.

  3. This is one of those things that they will love to see when they're older, especially how they made up stories and names for them! Yes, thanks again for sharing at MMM, pinning this to our favorites board now, hope to see you again this month!