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Pouring Station; Toddler Activities

We recently did our take on the Scooping Station activity which went down so well and Amelia loved so using mostly the same bits and pieces I put together a Pouring Station.


Like the Scooping Station the Pouring Station is really easy to put together using things you’ve got around the house and one simple addition to make it even more fun, food colouring! I used plastic cups and filled each one with water and a tiny drop of the Wiltons food colouring gel to make 5 different colours.


Amelia loved the coloured water and was absolutely fascinated that when she poured the colours in together they mixed eventually ending up in a dark murky colour!

Pouring Station Collage 1

Using the plastic funnels, different sized jugs, plastic bottles, spoons and cups the Pouring Station kept Amelia amused for an hour with this and probably would have been longer if she hadn’t got herself soaked.


It was great to watch her using the funnels in the different shaped containers and figure out that the liquid from the large jugs wouldn’t fit in the smaller ones and instead just overflow and go everywhere!

Pouring Station Collage 2

Filling up cups, tipping and pouring colourful water is such a simple activity but who doesn’t love water play. I would definitely recommend doing it outside unless you had slightly older children who aren’t going to spill it but definitely do it inside a container of some kind or in the garden inside a paddling pool.


This is definitely an activity we will do again as it required even less set up than the Scooping Station and Amelia has already has to do it again!

Let me know if you give this one a go on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or in the comments. I love seeing other people’s take on these ideas.


Thanks for reading!xx




  1. 21st April 2016 / 11:47 am

    Lovely simple idea that I’m sure my son would love!

  2. 21st April 2016 / 2:59 pm

    This is brilliant. So simple, but so much fun 🙂 My little girl is a bit older, but I think she’d love this. A great one now that the weather is finally getting better and we can play outside!

  3. 21st April 2016 / 4:05 pm

    i LOVE this idea, it’s such a shame we don’t have a garden 🙁 but Corben has been loving water at preschool evidently as he’s needed a change of clothes the past two days as he’s got soaked playing with water. It’s amazing how something so simple can fascinate them!
    Great post 🙂

    Cydney x

  4. 21st April 2016 / 6:12 pm

    This is fab! My youngest daughter would absolutely love this, I will be on the search for some jugs and funnels. X

  5. 23rd April 2016 / 8:30 am

    I love seeing all the fab things you do for Amelia, I’ve felt like such a rubbish mum not doing much sensory stuff with Toby but I’d love to start doing more whilst I’m on maternity leave xx

  6. 23rd April 2016 / 8:41 pm

    What a genius idea. I’m bad for making up that kind of stuff.

  7. 25th April 2016 / 8:35 pm

    What a great idea, I can see she was so happy playing that activity.

  8. 3rd May 2016 / 8:49 pm

    This looks so much fun and right up J’s street. I may try this in the bath so we can have fun now but the paddling pool in summer is a great plan. I love the food colouring! Such a simple and effective activity. Thank you! I have bookmarked your page and will be back for more once I’ve finished my commenting 🙂

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