Thursday, 1 March 2012

Water Bead Fun

The blogosphere is inundated with water beads. If you haven't heard about them they are used by florists,are non-toxic and provide a sensory experience for the kids. Ours arrived just a few days ago and the kids loved them.

At first they were teeny tiny
We added water and as we waited for them to grow and grow.


It was quite a sight when they turned into lovely bouncy balls!
Defne loves sensorial activities whereas Derin is not so much keen yet. Defne told me that they are squidgy and slimy.


There was lots of scooping and pouring.


 As I was thinking of ways to include Derin more, I considered bringing some legos. I set up a slide and the kids loved posting our animals and beads through the tunnel.


It is great fun and yes,they do tend to  bounce off everywhere ;-)

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  1. I keep meaning to buy some of these, so I've just done so now! Should be great fun!

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    1. Great fun,will keep K. busy for ages if she loves sensorial play :)

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  2. My son is closer to Derin's age and we just played with water beads for the firs time today and he wasn't a huge fan, even though he loves many other sensory play experiences. Maybe its an age thing.

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    1. Definitely an age thing.I think they should grow out of it soon :)

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    1. Hehe,we don't know yet Dionna :) I keep them in the bathroom so they keep their moisture yet.

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  4. Water beads look like so much fun ... what a great invention! I love your addition of the slide, too! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  5. I left some of these out of water for a few days and they will shrink back down, but they will not go back to their tiny original size. I tossed them back in some water and they were good as new.

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  6. Simply fabulous! Aren't water beads just the best?!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  7. We just introduced these to our kiddos and they had an absolute blast. We have lots of fun planned with them for the month of April, including a few science experiments! So much can be done with them! Great post, thanks for sharing. Visit us and get in on our water bead giveaway, you can grow your collection ;)

    http://fitkidsclub.blogspot.com/2012/03/clubhouse-plunge-into-water-beads.html

    By the way, linking back to you on today's post which will be showcasing a few different blogs and how they used water beads!

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  8. Thanks for linking up to our Afterschool Party. I think this would be a great activity to come home to afterschool and unwind from your busy day at school. Can't wait to get some for our home.

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  9. I just hosted my son's 1st grade class's spring party using water beads. I brought in two buckets with enough water beads for the kids to play and experiment with. They loved it. At the end of our time I filled a clear cup with beads and placed an artifical flower stem in it for each to take home. (Of course, I placed the beads in a clear plastic bag and closed it with a small rubber band first.) Instructing the kids with a parent's help to pour the beads directly into the cup when they get home. I'm not sure who was more excited, the kids or the teachers.

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  10. My son will love these. i cant wait to get him some

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