This is a pic of Chops doing this a while ago but we had 5 small people getting in on the action today. A tub of water can be explored in so many ways. I added blue dye, washing up liquid, 5 ducks (one an odd colour), a few metal spoons (one with holes) and straws, for the added bonus of blowing bubbles too and a few extra tubs for pouring and transferring water.
Ducks were scooped up into other buckets, water was collected and taken to the sand pit, spoons were used, hands were used and general wet fun was had by all. Great if you don't want to get the paddling pool out yet and brilliant for lots of different ways to explore water.