Water beads are a wonderful sensory bin filler. They are wet and slippery but clean. They aren't sticky and they don't leave a film on your hands. Supposedly they are non toxic but we chose not to test that by eating them in our house! I find them at our local craft store, A.C. Moore. Inexpensive fun! I start them the night before I plan to use them and in the morning we wake up to plump water filled beads!
Getting Started with Water Beads Sensory Bin
This is the prep work. Cleaning the table, preparing the bin and letting the beads soak overnight. Liam enjoys the spray bottle (not so much the wiping until it's dry)! Setting up the table and rolling up our sleeves is next. Then the exploring begins. We talked about boats and what they do and where they go. We had a submarine too for going under the water. He filled and dumped and buried boats. The 1/2 teaspoon holds one bead perfectly and is great for transferring to the little plate. This just feels so great on the hands and really excites the senses. He saw the bin and commented, "That's the bin I always wanted!" I believe this might be his favorite. What do you think?
Playing with Water Beads Sensory Bin
I would say we had lots of fun and found a new sensory bin filler to play with today! Have you ever tried water beads?