Friday, June 8, 2012

New Water Wall

The beginning of our water wall. I bought the tubing and funnels from (Link follows to purchase). The plastic cups and zip ties from Menards and the plastic containers from WalMart. The only thing I would change is to buy all bigger funnels. Like the large red one. That worked perfect, so I am ordering 3 more. I want to add one more container and tubing set with funnel and then the water wall will accommodate 5 children at one time.

If you decide to make one, be prepared for tons of fun, laughter and wet children. :)

Supplies needed:

  • Water containers. You can use any storage containers.
  • Zip ties
  • Funnels (the larger funnels work best)
  • cup for dunking and pouring
  • duct tape
  • Silicone if you want to make sure it doesn't leak.
  1. What I did was use zip ties to attach the tubing to the fence. Menard's had the florescent zip ties, and they worked great.
  2. Once you get the tubing attached, use duct tape to secure the ends together so they don't come apart. I used silicone on the plastic bottle to keep it together better.
  3. Attach the funnels to the fence with the bottom of the funnel in the top of the tubing. I also attached the funnels to the fence using zip ties because they had a loop on the top.
  4. Add containers underneath the tubing with water. Test each tube before the kids play with it to make sure they don't leak and go into the containers of water. 
Picture of finished water wall.

The 2nd funnel from the left is a transmission funnel, again the rest of the funnels will be replaced with the red extra large funnel. I love it though, and the kids had a blast with it...

Pictures of the kids having some fun. If you would like to see more pictures I'm loading them all up on my child care facebook account.

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Our butterflies were anxious to get out and explore their new world... I never had such a rowdy bunch of butterflies.... :) 
The kids enjoyed watching them fly off. We had one that had to be coaxed out.... I think that was the last one to come out of the  chrysalis's. Always a fun project.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Outside Play Time

What a busy day today.... We did so much and the kids had a great time.

Painting with shaving cream and paint... We're going to see what different items we can paint with. :)

 Of course where the is water, there is mud...

 Bouncing helped with the kids energy level....

 Ended up this was the only sprinkler I had. The octopus is suppose to be a sprinkler, but I can't remember how it hooks up to the hose. The kids still had fun with him...