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 with just a few recycled containers & a fence, we created this...
We used a variety of recycled items & pipes to construct our water wall & started by piercing holes in the bottom of the containers to allow the water to flow & drop through.
Minnie decided where the containers should go & I attached them to the fence using large drawing pins which were pushed in securely, making sure they could not be removed by little fingers.
The washing detergent box & milk containers all had lids that Minnie could both close & remove. This was great for controlling the flow of the water & encouraging fine motor skills
Minnie had great fun exploring, making predictions, observing the movement of the water, collecting it, transferring it, rusing it, & discovering new ways in which the water flowed.
We later discovered that the baby bottles we had attached to the fence made great rain gauges too!
This simple water wall created with upcycled materials is not only great fun to play with but also a wonderful outdoor area for some hands-on maths & science. I love that it can be explored whatever the weather, on sunny or rainy days this simple play setup offers so much discovery.