Leprechauns Never Lie is a cute book to read just in time for St Patricks Day. These water activities were book inspired from this charming story. We at Kids Activities Blog hope that your child has fun with this activity (and that you have an extra towel on hand, just in case of spills!)
Leprechauns Never Lie
Recently we read the story Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian.
One of the characters called Ninny Nanny ends up doing a series of chores as she searches for a leprechaun’s gold. One of the chores is transferring water from a stream near her house into a water barrel.
Ever since my son was little he has love to play with water. He used to stand on a step stool by the kitchen sink and play for hours with a little bit of water and the bubbles from dish detergent. As he has gotten older, he still loves to play with water. He cooks wonderful pretend soups. He plays with boats filled with Star War characters in it. He transfers it from one container to another. The ways he can explore and play with it are endless.
Lately he has been most taken with moving or transferring. He loves to see if the same amount of water will fit into two different containers. Sometimes it does and other times it ends up spilling over into the sink or a large container I have set out for him to play in. Sometimes he seems to enjoy watching the water cascade over the edge of a too small container.
So after reading Leprechauns Never Lie, I set out a turkey roasting pan for my son along with several different sized containers, a measuring cup and a jar filled with water. I didn’t tell him it was there. It was just set out in the kitchen. When he came upon it, he asked why it was there. I told him he was going to get to transfer water just like Ninny Nanny. He could use whatever containers he wanted to and if it spilled out all over the pan it was fine.
My son had the best time exploring water and reacting part of the story. After he had played for awhile, we did talk about how he had most successfully transferred water using the measuring cup instead of the cupcake liner. We also talked what he like transferring water best with. He decided an eye dropper was his favorite even though it took forever to move the water.
Who knew water transferring would so much fun and so educational at the same time. We hope you enjoy reading Leprechauns Never Lie as much as we have.
More Kids Activities
What is your child’s favorite water play activity? Water activities can be used in so many ways to have fun and learn about the world around us. For more wet and fun kids activities, you might be interested in some of these ideas:
- Learning Science through Water Activities
- Water Play: Waterfall
- Fun Water Activities: Paint with Water
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