Spring is finally here! That means storytimes are back, too. For our first week back, we explored ducks and other spring objects with water play. With themed rubber ducks being an annual prize for summer reading, we have plenty of leftovers. Using Color Splash! Liquid Watercolor (https://amzn.to/2YdcZBX), we changed the water to a wide variety of colors; food dye would work great, too. We also used foam lily pads (as foam does not sink in water), to support our ducks. Not only that, artificial flowers, in this case cut-up leis from an old lua program, were the perfect addition! Wonderful to try at your next bird, spring, or pond storytime, or at home with your little ones! For added fine motor skill practice, add in some measuring cups or large spoons - kids will develop scooping and sorting skills.