There is just something great about this activity. It never gets old! Children simply love washing objects down a tube. We have a full drain pipe and a half pipe.
Washing people down the shoot is great fun but also improves co-ordination, links cause and effect and involves gravity and friction.
So what have we washed down our water spout? Spiders (of course), ice cubes, wooden beads, cut drinking straws, play people, chop tinsel, rubber ducks, boats, sea creatures and plastic fruit and veg…so far!
If you’ve not got one I recommend a trip to your local DIY shop. We got our half pipe for around a fiver!
Creative messy play toddler classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers in Cheltenham.