I remember when Ella was little, I would let her stand next to the sink and "slop". It would keep her busy for hours. I kept the tradition up with Ben, Lily, and Cora. And as I sat there thinking about it, I realized that I hadn't done much of that with Hattie.
So, I got a chair, found some fun water toys, and filled up the kitchen sink. She had a blast...and it kept her busy for a very long time! Funny how one doesn't need fancy toys or expensive things for your kids to play with. The plain ol' kitchen sink does the trick.