oil and water play

Activities & Days Out / 2 September, 2019 / Nanny Anita

Oil and Water Play Activity

There are times when I need a quick activity that I can give to BB to keep him entertained while I either finish up dinner, or try to do something with the older 2. This oil and water play activity fit perfectly into that category.

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To do this oil and water play activity you will need:

  • Oil*
  • Coloured water
  • Pipette
  • Clear cup

* I used baby oil for this as it is clear rather than cooking oil.

Fill your glass with oil and then a couple of smaller ones with coloured water.

oil and water play

Rather than using our large toddler friendly pipette, I used the ones I normally use with EC and YC. The reason behind it was, they take less up, so that BB would have less to squeeze in at once.

It is really fascinating to watch the water as it travels through the oil. I’m not sure if BB appreciated that part of it, but he certainly enjoyed playing with it.

I did think about adding fizzing tablets to it at the end to create a mini lava lamp, but I didn’t have any to hand, maybe next time.

If you enjoyed this oil and water play activity be sure to check out my DIY lava lamps, skittles experiment, skittles density tower, and how to make ice cream in a bag.

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oil and water play in this stem activity for preschoolers and toddlers.

In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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