If you follow us on Facebook you might have seen we have some tadpoles visiting for a while. Vinnie is absolutely transfixed watching them and wants to 'check on them' several times a day...
...he's been so good about not touching them or the tank but I can tell it is taking all his resolve not to stick his hand in and swish them around a bit (he is only 2.5 afterall!) So I came up with a solution - a Tadpole Themed Sensory Tub for all the fishing swishing and splashing he desires!
I made our pretend tadpoles out of black beads with little triangles of material pulled through, then set them in a tub with a little tub of waterbeads to represent frogspawn, some rocks and sticks, a couple of 'lily pads' cut off one of our houseplants and a plastic frog. I filled the tub with water and added a magnifying glass and a tea strainer to act as a fishing net and we were all set to play.
Even pretend tadpoles are slippery little things to catch!
Have you ever kept tadpoles? Do you have any tips for us? I'm so nervous we'll wake up one morning to a bunch of frogs hopping round the room!