Need an easy outdoor activity? Try a pom pom water table.
This. This right here is one of the most fun activities we’ve ever done in our water table. That means a lot because we’ve done some pretty cool things in that table but this pom pom water table? It might just take the cake.
RELATED: Looking for more easy outdoor activities? I have a whole list!
Wait. Does this actually work?
I know. A pom pom water table sounds a little bit out there because “Can pom pom balls get wet?”
Why yes they can (I learned this trick from Mandisa at Happy Toddler Playtime).
Pom pom balls can get wet, get dry, and be played with again. There is life for a pom pom ball after it is soaked.
This was fantastic news to me when I found out.
How do you actually dry them?
It’s really easy….
- When the activity is over, scoop all the pom pom balls into a colander to separate them from the water.
- Push down on the pom pom balls a little to let more water seep out of them.
- Place the pom poms into a pillow case and knot it closed.
- Put the pillow case containing the pom poms in the dryer.
You may need to run them through the dryer twice to get them completely dry.
Here’s what my kids are playing at their pom pom water table
This was such a hit for my kids.
I dumped my bag of pom pom balls right into the water table and started filling it. From inside my house, I grabbed scoops, mini colanders, a masher and an ice cube tray.
My son figured out how to scoop and pour the pom pom mixture pretty quickly.
My daughter was busy separating our red pom pom balls into a raspberry only salad.
This is the kind of magical independent play that so much of learning is based on.
RELATED: Do you need help with what to teach your child each day? I can help! Check out Playing Preschool, my homeschool preschool program.
Need the supplies for this activity?
Busy Toddler is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read more about these links in my disclosure policy.
- Pom pom balls
- Water table or sensory bin (we used our storage container last summer)
- Small colanders
- (the other supplies are found at a Dollar Store)
Creating a pom pom water table was the perfect outdoor activity
My kids had a ball (pun totally intended) playing with this activity and making so much fun (and mischief) with their wet pom poms.
I’m so glad these pom poms can be washed and dried…because I can’t imagine a summer without these wet poms.