Simple Provocations: Coloured Water

Simple Provocations Engaging Explorations You Can Set Up in Minutes - An Everyday Story

Simple Provocations Engaging Explorations You Can Set Up in Minutes - An Everyday Story

I thought I would start a new photo series with you called Simple Provocations. Most of the things Jack and Sarah do each day are really very simple play ideas; chalk and water, painting rocks, playing with loose parts in the sandpit, that sort of thing.

I mentioned in a post about my day, some of the different invitations I put out for the kids each day. I thought I would share a few photos in this new series. They’re all easy and inexpensive and use materials which are pretty readily available.

I set these up in the morning for the kids to explore when they feel inspired.

This is the simple provocation I set up for Jack (5.5 yrs) and Sarah (3.5 yrs) yesterday.

Simple Provocations Engaging Explorations You Can Set Up in Minutes - An Everyday Story

Coloured water with a dash of wallpaper paste powder (just makes it a little gooey) in squeezy condiment bottles, measuring cups, funnel, small pots and other random loose parts for scooping and pouring. 

(Here’s a short Instagram video of the kids playing)

Have fun! 🙂

5 Replies to “Simple Provocations: Coloured Water”

  1. What a wonderful provocation. As always I’ll put this in my memory bank for when my little boy gets older. Is there any chance you could also include some provocations for the 1-2 year olds in this series too? I’ve looked back at some of your older posts for ideas from when your kids were smaller, but I’d love to see some Reggio inspired ideas, even things that you might have done retrospectively, knowing what you know now about how children learn.

    Thanks for your inspiration. I look forward to your posts every week.

  2. happywhimsicalhearts says:

    Gorgeous Kate, how could your kids be anything but inspired 🙂 just lovely!

  3. It’s no secret that I love messy process oriented play. This one look like fun. (And I LOVE your double tub table – did you make it? Tubs accidentally falling over when I put them on our small tables so they are child height is the bane of our sensory play existance… 🙂 )

  4. I would love a series with easy simple activities. Looking forward to the next one xx

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