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Wonderful Water Activities for Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of preschool water activities with text: Water Theme Activities for Preschoolers

This week's topic from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is Soapy Water, which means learning all about the Water Cycle, Rainbows, States of Water, Drinking Water, and Water Conservation!

preschoolers using eyedroppers to drip watery paint onto rainy window craft

We learned about the Water Cycle and made Rainy Windows process art.

preschoolers using eyedroppers to pick up watery paint

This invitation to create activity was perfect for practicing lots of important skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills.

preschooler dripping watery paint on craft using eyedropper

The next day we learned about rainbows and made an adorable Rainbow Dancer craft as well as "Rainbow Bags."

preschoolers using paper plates and cardstock strips to make rainbow crafts

STEAM Station activities are a fun and engaging way for preschoolers to investigate and explore.


We squeezed rainbow colors of paint into clear zip bags and then encouraged the children to explore mixing and spreading the colors. Our "big questions" were:

  • When might you see a rainbow?

  • What colors do you see in a rainbow?

  • What happens if the colors mix?

Of course, the preschoolers love color mixing! After all, it's the perfect mix of art and science.

preschooler exploring color mixing using "rainbow bag"

These Rainbow Bags were also a wonderful way to practice pre-writing skills. The children could use their fingers to write letters and numbers, make designs, and so much more.

preschoolers mixing colors using "rainbow bags"

The preschoolers definitely had a blast this week learning all about water while doing lots of hands-on activities.


Don’t forget to check back next week to see what we’re up to with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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