Water tables are fun for water play, sensory play, and so much more! Thank you to Step2 for providing the Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table for review for today’s post as part of the Step2 Ambassador Program. All opinions are my own.
Water tables are one of my kids’ most favorite things for summer fun. They are perfect for any landscape, and the table can fit on the porch, the back deck, or in their play area. The kids can splash around in water without having to actually get in the water. We had a smaller table a few years ago, but this summer we are upgrading to the Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table! It’s large enough for multiple kiddos (hello, triplets!), and the different levels on the table adds to the fun.
While free playing in the water table is awesome in itself, the water table is a great tool to introduce simple games to small kids. My competitive boys are at the age where they love games, and these are a cool way to splash around and add another element to the fun!
This game is great for kids who are learning to “blow.” After practicing blowing out birthday candles for weeks prior to their party, I realized that they loved using their new skill! To play the game, each child needs a straw and a water toy.
On one side of the water table, line up the water toys. The kids blow through the straw, using the air to push the water toy forward to the opposite end. The first toy to the other side wins.
We keep inexpensive fish nets in the toy box just for games such as these! Give each child a fishing net, and dump many water toys into the table. Let the kids “go fishing.”
Colored Ice Catching
Have kids learning their colors? Mine are! They are obsessed with calling out the different colors of everything. To play this game, fill ice cube trays with water. Squeeze a drop of food coloring into each cube. Use a different color for each kid that is playing, and make sure that each child has at least a few cubes in their color. Let the cubes freeze completely.
Drop the cubes into the water table. Each child is assigned a color. The first kid to catch all the cubes of their assigned color wins!
Note: I don’t think that the food coloring (once the ice cubes melt) would stain the water table, but to keep from taking any chances, dump the water out soon after playing.
Looking for a first or new water table? Check out the Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table from Step2! It comes with an adjustable umbrella and an eleven piece accessory set. Get more specs and check it out here!
The table is perfect for my large crew. I’m looking forward to warmer temperatures and outdoor parties with the Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table as the playtime centerpiece.
These are great summer activities. My two year old will thank you!
This looks like fun. A water table is like the one thing we didn’t get our kids. They’re probably just a bit too old now but it looks like fun.
SheilaG- Plum Doodles says
Those are great ideas for play. What kid doesn’t like to play in the water? 🙂
My kids spent hours at the water table when they were little!
so fun! My daughter is just the perfect age for something like this. She would go crazy for this! Wish we had an outdoor space for it. Love the colored ice cubes!
Jessica Williams says
Fun ideas- my kids adore playing in water! I love the little fishing net too.
Nicole Burkholder says
My boys LOVED our water table when they were little! These look like fun 🙂