Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Water Table Wonder

As I mentioned yesterday this week is spring break.  So no preschool and what is a mom to do?  Never fear, Walgreen's is here! No, Walgreen's isn't paying for a plug on my blog and no they didn't send me anything free. But hey if they want to I wouldn't say no. LOL  I'm singing the praises of Walgreen's today because I was in my local Walgreen's about two weeks ago and I happened to go down the toy aisle and lo and behold they had a small water table for $20.  I was so excited because I've never seen one this reasonably priced before. And my boys LOVE playing in water.  I love shopping at Walgreen's because I always find really cool things.

Right after I purchased our water table I was with my mom and told her about it.  She immediately went to a Walgreen's near where we were and purchased one to have at her house for the grandchildren.  So I can see that good times will be had by all at our house and at Nonni's house. 

For $20 we got the table, a great cup for pouring, a water wheel and two boats.  The only sticky wicket was when we opened the set and put it together the water wheel was missing a wheel.  Since the boys had already started playing with the table, I decided to call the company and ask them to send us a replacement rather than try and get another one from.  DH called the company yesterday and they should be sending us a replacement.  My mom got her table out and it had all the pieces, so it was just dumb luck on our part.  But I'm not complaining because the table is still great and the boys haven't fussed because a wheel is missing. 

So if you are looking for some outdoor fun you might want to see if you can get a water table.  My mom works with kindergarden kids and she says in their classroom they will fill the tables with sand, rice, or beans.  So you can extend the use of the table into the cold winter months too.

We've also found some great little water squirters at Dollar Tree and they've had packs of those squishy water balls in the dollar spot at Target.  Great accessories to add to your table.

By the way, can you tell from Logan's shirt that we are ready for Cars 2?  We are huge Cars fans here. 

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

1 comment:

Fanny said...

I just picked up this table at Walgreens and put it together in 5 min. It's great, and you can't beat the price! Thanks for the tip! My 16 month old will love it!