SO, one of the super blessings of moving to Bangalore is the space we can afford now! The apartment we are renting has lovely balconies and we have converted one of the balconies into an art, craft and general fun activity space. So, we have been doing lots of painting, play dough stuff, crayoning and messy play. The highlight for the boys is the ‘clean up time’ which includes cleaning them up before we clean the balcony. So, after the boys are done painting, i just put a few tubs of water out in the balcony and the the boys sit around in them, splashing, pouring, transferring water. Then we pour the water out and do a quick mop and head to the shower 🙂
Anyway, yesterday we finally inaugurated a super gift that a friend gave us before we left Mumbai….a sand and water play table from ELC. We set it up in the balcony and had sand on one side of the table and water in the second tray. The boys had a sooooper blast! They dug, made all kinds of things with the sand toys, watched the water run down the different attachments, poured the water into little containers. The sand and water soon made their way into each others spaces and at one point Amu had managed to climb into the tub/tray of the table. He was covered with sand from head to toe and could have well been sitting on a beach in Goa. All the boys were in their swimming trunks anyway!
I am thinking of so many other activities with this table. Can use it to play with goop, colored water, soapy bubble water. They can do pretend fishing, scoop things out, practice using tongs, etc. Cleanup was a little tougher because the sands gets clumpy and tough to clean out completely, but that is certainly not going to stop us from doing this again and again and again!!!