Water work

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By Louise RichmondTeaching Assistant in a Reception class

Make a splash with these fun experiments that investigate the properties of water


Water splash

Activities in this article:

  1. Fill it up!
  2. River crossing
  3. Cross-curricular activities

1. Fill it up!

A race game in which children work as a team to fill the container

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy – Shape, Space and Measures

Development matters: Enjoy filling and emptying containers (16–26 months); Order two items by weight or capacity (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Use language such as ‘greater’, ‘smaller’, ‘heavier’ or ‘lighter’ to compare quantities.

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