Thursday, 21 April 2011

Water Wall - Outdoor Construction Area

There are some great blog posts out there featuring some amazing water play construction areas. We have limited space & resources in our play area, but have been inspired by this wonderful idea from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.

With just a few recycled containers, pipes, drawing pins, & a fence Minnie & I created this...


We made a number of holes in the bottom of different containers, this allowed the water flow to be varied.



Minnie decided where the containers should go & I attached them to the fence using large drawing pins. (The pins have held the containers securely, but supervision is needed just in case they become loose)



The washing detergent box & milk containers all had lids which Minnie could close, & remove. This was great for experimenting & controlling the flow of the water.




Minnie had great fun exploring, making predictions, observing the movement of the water, collecting it, transferring it, recycling it, & discovering new ways in which the water flowed.





We later discovered that the baby bottle & milk containers we attached to the fence made great rain gauges too!


A fun construction area to explore... whatever the weather!


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