I'm not saying that the first little pre-made table is not a fantastic idea. To be honest, I might be inclined to just order one and turn it into a crafting play table in the winter for indoor play, (playdough or water painting perhaps) but there are options that will work just as well as purchasing one. I also consider the Step2 Play and Shade pool a great alternative since you can use it as a pool some days and a water table on others. It comes with a few toys and a shade as well, so that gives it bonus points.
Just remember to watch little ones around water. Even a few inches in a bad situation can be a drowning hazard. It's ok to be rolling your eyes at me, I know you all know
that. It's just the mother in me coming out.
OLDER KIDS and FAMILY PLAY : Forget the water table and host a squirt-gun water fight. You might think that this will not keep them occupied long, but you will be surprised. Even teens love this idea. Pick up the cheap assorted-style water guns, a few sand buckets filled with water for quick refills, and a large enough area to run and play. The kids WILL knock over at least one bucket as they run to fill up, so always have extras. Throw in assorted popsicles and you are all set.
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