Toddler Water Play: Making Daisy Soup


Engage your toddler in some water play when you mix up our recipe for “Daisy Soup”.

daisy soup watert play

Welcome to our Summer of Fun blog hop with Mom Inspired Life, Planet Smarty Pants and Bambini Travel. For the months of June, July and August, we will be sharing themed activities to help keep your kids busy this summer break.

Today we are sharing cool water play ideas. Playing with water is the perfect way to cool down hot bodies (and tempers) as well as being fabulous fun. We have already had fun playing with water in our Little Tea Pot Water Transfer Activity. Just remember to have plenty of towels on standby when you mix toddlers with water!

Toddler Water Play: Making Daisy Soup

We have an abundance of daisies growing in our garden right now. My kids are a little young to make daisy chains, so I decided to use them to make some “Daisy Soup” with my 3 year toddler Bella.


Lots and lots of daisies (or other abundant flowers from your garden)


Plastic container to gather the daisies
Plastic jug
Soup ladle
Water squirter
Giant tweezers
Plastic spoon
Plastic cups or bowls


Our first task was to go out into the garden to gather lots of daises to go into our “soup”. Bella took charge of this and gathered a huge haul of them.

Daisy soup water play
We then brought them back inside and I handed Bella a half-filled jug of warm water to pour over her daisies. She managed this really well.

Daisy soup water play
She gave it a good mix together before taking our soup ladle and transferring it into a selection of plastic cups. I pretended to drink a good few of them, as she was enjoying being “the café lady” at this point in the activity.

Daisy soup water play
Once she had tired of this, I introduced a pair of giant tweezers and a water squirter into the activity. These tools are great for working on and strengthening fine motor skills. She had fun trying to pick up the daises with the tweezers and lots of fun generally squirting water over the table!

Daisy soup water play
To extend the activity I involved Bella in the clean-up operation. We both took a kitchen towel and worked together to wipe up all of the water on the table (and the floor!). She even wanted to carry on with her cleaning up and she proceeded to dry her cups and utensils as well.

Daisy soup water play

For more flower fun why not make a Giant Flower Collage or a Miniature Garden with your kids?

For more fun water play ideas to keep your kids busy this summer check out the following activities from my Summer of Fun blog hop buddies:


Learning Numbers with Water Balloon Basketball from Mom Inspired Life

Wet vs. Dry : Infant Explorations from Bambini Travel

10 Fantastic Experiments with Water from Planet Smarty Pants

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15 thoughts on “Toddler Water Play: Making Daisy Soup”

  1. My son loves picking flowers out of our yard and playing with water, so I am sure the combination of the two would be great fun for him! Great idea to include the fine motor tools too.

  2. Oh I love this idea. I wish I had a grassy garden as this would be so fun. I’m a big fan of the fine motor skills element in this play idea too, as well as the clean up operation. 😉
    The blog hop sounds like such a great idea, I’ll be on the look out for that!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday, Ray xx

  3. I love ideas like this, my little man LOVES daisies and water so I’m sure he’d have a whale of a time! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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