Once your baby can stand and cruise, he can play at a water table and you’ll quickly realize what a wonderful time suck this toy can be. With a little creativity you can give your baby lots to explore beyond splashing around – think trucks and sand, ice cube play, an animal bath tub and more.

Animal Bath Time

If you already have a menagerie of plastic animals for Baby to play with, this activity from Where Imagination Grows is quick and easy to set up. Simple add a bit of baby-safe soap and water to your table to create a sudsy environment and throw in some animals. Provide little sponges, clothes and cups and let your little one go to town.

Photo: Where Imagination Grows

Have you done anything creative with your water table? Share your ideas in a Comment.

–Julie Seguss