This has been one of Finn’s favourite activities for over a year now.. It’s so easy to set up and keeps him entertained for a couple of hours.


  • Flexi-bucket
  • Duck
  • Balls
  • Bath bubbles


Finn selects all the orange, green and red ball pit balls and fills the bucket with them. He then transports watering cans full of water to fill the bucket. He finally adds the bubble bath and mixes it to make it frothy, before climbing in with his duck.

He splashes, sorts the balls by colour and counts how many of each he has. Then he sings, “5 little ducks…” on loop.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.