J loves playing with water outside. His favorite thing to do is filling and dumping all sorts of containers. It’s a lot of fun for him…but not always for me.
My problem with this type of play is that J can’t fill the containers by himself. The valve on our water hose is tight and a bit tough for him to turn it off and on. He also doesn’t have the hand strength to pull the nozzle on the sprayer. I don’t want to take it off and leave the water on to soak the yard. So, I was stuck standing by the water hose filling up containers over and over…and over…and over again.
I a needed a solution to our little water problem…and I found one!
I bought this drink dispenser for J’s birthday party. It’s been sitting in our basement being unused since then. I remembered it the other day and knew I had a solution to my problem.
This thing is plastic, holds 3.5 gallons of water, and has a simple nozzle that J can work on his own. Perfect!
He loved filling up containers over and over again. The dispenser turned into a fun toy that kept him happy and engaged all morning. I was able to sit and enjoy my time outside too. No more standing by the water hose for me!
It’s also great for hydration!
This could also be a solution for those of you in apartment complexes, or who don’t have access to a water hose.
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That’s a great idea—-I will have to watch for these to go on clearance as summer ends as my boys would LOVE this:)
I bet they will go on clearence soon. I hope you find one!
this is perfect!!!! thank you!
I have the same problems with my boys and water play! Your post just gave me another idea, too: I was thinking of buying a rain barrel with a spigot for my husband’s garden. That would be great for water play, too, since it would hold so much more water!
That sounds like a wonderful idea! They could play in the tub of water and have a spout. I’ll have to look into that!
what a great idea! I’m going to have to remember this one for next summer when the babes is older 🙂
Thanks! I bet he will love it.
LOVE this, thanks for sharing! I am soooo going to try this asap. We live in an apartment, so this would help so very much. 🙂
You’re welcome! So glad it can help you out!
This was really an interesting look for a water dispenser. Everyone would surely have a convenience as they enjoy their outdoor experience.
Love the creativity, Amanda.
You just inspired me to try something similar…
That is a wonderful Idea. Only a mother can do this.
“Creativity is like a tap, the more you turn it on, the more it flow.”
My mother used to go mad when we kept running into the kitchen to fill up our water balloons making a mess all over. Now my kids can do it in the garden, Thanks for the great idea.