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Sponge Splashers
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These simple-to-make water toys are sure to beat the summer heat!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 5th grade / 5 - 10 years

You will need:

  • Rectangular kitchen sponges in a variety of colors (two sponges per student)
  • Scissors
  • Jute twine or string


  1. Give a generous length of jute twine or string and a pair of scissors to each student.
  2. Have students select two sponges each to use for their sponge splashers. (Colors can be the same or different.)
  3. Invite students to cut each of their sponges lengthwise into four roughly equal strips.
  4. Show students how to stack their sponge strips so that they align evenly (four strips across and two strips high).
  5. Have students place the twine or string underneath the stacks of sponges, across the center.
  6. Help students pull the ends of the twine as tightly as possible around the bundle and secure with a double knot.
  7. Trim the excess pieces of the twine, and the sponge splashers are ready to go.
  8. Encourage students to take their sponge splashers home for water play, or to have a fun-filled “water day” at school!
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