Okay so my kids have been LOVING this thing so I wanted to share.
It comes with a pen (or two, depending on which package you get) – and they draw with WATER. But the mats have different colored sections, and hidden letters…so it’s more fun! It’s big enough (as you can see) that both my 2 and 5 1/2 year old can play together, and best of all NO MESS. What they draw dries in a few minutes, so there is always room for another picture. Now that my daughter is reading/writing a little, she enjoys working on her letters. C is just thrilled that we gave him a “pen” that makes marks on something.
It looks like there are a few versions available now, but mine was the classic one (only came with one pen, so beware!). Extra pens are available.
Hope your kids enjoy this gem as much as mine do!