We found these pop tubes at a garage sale many years ago. They are pretty worn out, some do have holes, but they still provide great fun!
Yesterday I decided to duct tape them in place to use with water.
What fun the preschoolers had pouring water through them and catching it from the other end!
They tried connecting several tubes together but realized that this made it harder for the water to travel. I overheard one preschooler tell another, "water cannot go uphill".
They decided they wanted the end of one hose to be connected to this water mill. They placed the bucket beside it to catch the water.
So much thought went into this activity! I think they could've spent the entire day moving the tubes around and trying new things!
I've left it all in place, so we can explore again today.
Water play on a warm summer day. It can't get much better than that!