Small children – from toddler to preschooler to primary-school age (and, we suspect, beyond!) – love water play. As soon as the weather’s half-way warm enough, they’ll happily spend hours pouring water from 1 bucket to another, washing dolls or splashing in a paddling pool.
And water-play-based games, like this Water Splat one, are a sure-fit hit, too – all the more so because you and your child can have fun making the ‘splat bundles’ you need to play the game from simple items you have round the house.
MFM crafter mum Abi Walker created this craft-and-play activity with her daughter Maisie, 2 – and has shared some great step-by-step how-to pictures with us. She says she and Maisie had the best time making the sponge ‘splat’ bundles, soaking them in water and then sploshing them on their patio (and on each other):
Here’s how to make and play the Water Splat game
Pic: Abi Walker