Every backyard should have at least one outdoor play space for kids. Sand and water tables are a perfect option! They are a great way for kids to have fun while staying cool in the backyard. They are primarily used for sensory play, but they can also be used for learning activities, science projects, and pretend or imaginative play. This article contains several options that you can DIY or buy today!
SAND AND WATER TABLES This is a blog for early childhood teachers looking for ways to expand and enrich play and learning in and around their sand and water tables with easy-to-make, low-cost apparatus. It may also be of interest for anyone who appreciates children's messy play.
Use PVC pipe to make a sand and water table for kids! My 2, 4, and 6 year olds have been loving this sensory play table. I am loving the fact that you can change out the tubs and do either water or sand (or something else!) but not have both out at the same...Read More »
Home made toddler water table. Two separate tables, linked by chute. Pump in sump basin under short table recirculates water to 3-way valve on side of tall table. Kids can select fountain mode or waterfall by turning handle. Cost about $125 in materials. Table bases are made from 2x4's cut like lincoln logs. So, for winter storage, we can disassamble and stack in a smaller storage area.
LOVE this sand & water table, but maybe it's even easier to make if I find a castoff coffee table & just cut out space for the containers?? AND, get extra containers for easy switch out when I don't want to use sand but want to store it for later.