Kids love playing with water, and sometimes they can’t wait until bath time. In the meantime, let them take the plunge with a water tray.

What you need

A tray or the surface of your baby’s highchair table

A small amount of water

Any plastic toys

Some paper or a cloth to clear up any small spills


Develops coordination

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning about the world and problem solving

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

  1. Place a small amount of water in a tray. You will only need a little bit.

    water pouring into tray
  2. Put some plastic toys in the tray and start splashing them around with your kid. Say what each object is, such as a duck or a car, and encourage your child to try and make the sounds you’re making.

    child playing with water tray toys