Gotta catch 'em all!
That was the theme of the afternoon, when I filled the kids little plastic pool with water and these adorable fishy toys and gave them aquarium nets to try to round them all up.
They had little fish...
and big fish...
and all the fish were hard to catch! The big ones actually paddled with their little tails when you got them in the water.
This activity is great for cooling off on a hot day. It is also great for working on those motor skills and for discovering spacial awareness (the ability to judge the location of one object in relation to other objects.)
We love our little plastic pool and we will more than likely be getting lots of use out of it as the summer months progress. When we are all done playing in the water, the kids love to get their little watering cans and fill them up from the pool and water all the plants in their garden. Great fun!
What is your favorite way to cool off in the summer?