Thursday, April 29, 2010

creating a wonderful water wall for water play

I am beyond thrilled when someone lets me know that they have used an idea from this little ole blog in their own preschool.  And tickled pink when they show me the photographs!

Do you remember the water wall created by one of my fabulous colleagues and his trusty little sidekicks? :


Charleson Park Children's Centre were inspired to create a water wall of their own
and kindly passed along the images:           


It all started with a piece of donated linoleum that they cleverly attached to a fence.


The kids each got to choose their own container and choose where they wanted it to go.  
And then they painted them:


You can read some more about the process here.

Sadly after many out in the elements and at the mercy of little hands our own water wall is no more.   I love the idea of a water wall attached to the fence posts, and the linoleum seems like it would be easy to work with.  We may just have to rebuild!

12 comments:

  1. I think the water wall is one of the most inventive ideas! I love how it just invites the kids to play and explore!!

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  2. I'm not surprised! I'm trying to figure out how to make one in our yard for my girls. :)

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  3. i have your original water wall post on my desktop so i will remember to get this done!

    i love the idea.

    : )

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  4. I had not seen your original post. I think the water wall is a terrific idea. I want to interact with it, so I can only imagine how the kids enjoyed it. Thanks for a wonderful idea.

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  5. How wonderful for you to see how your blog is effecting children's learning experiences beyond your own environment! :) Super ideas!

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  6. Perfect timing, Jenny. As I drove home from school today I was noodling around how to use a large piece of peg board to make a water wall!

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  7. We finally made our version of the water wall! Hooray!
    http://www.playingbythebook.net/2010/08/05/waterfall-water-wall/

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  8. Love it! I've put the link on the blog's facebook page.

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