We installed one of these, in our infant/toddler yard today!
The temperature outside was 31 degrees Celsius, so a little water play was welcome!
I was inspired when I saw this on Pinterest one day.
You can read more about it and get some great ideas for outdoor play HERE.
We didn't have the means to assemble a trough quite as sophisticated as this one, but then I remembered this piece of cut PVC pipe that we have.
My co-worker and I put our heads together to figure out how to fasten the pipe on the bank. We found a spike that we hammered into the ground. The PVC pipe has two small holes drilled into the end. We tied string onto that and wrapped it around the spike to hold our trough in place.
We brought the hose over and ran just a drizzle down the pipe.
Simple, Free and oh so much Fun!
The children took care of the rest!
I wondered if they would be most interested in the hose but they were not.
We provided them with ping pong balls which they rolled down.
We got lots of practise taking turns and using "our words".
Collecting and Pouring.
Oh, what fun.....mud making!
After a quick change into clean clothes all the Mommy's and Daddy's were soon coming to pick up their littles.
What a great way to spend the afternoon!