Sunday, January 22, 2012

Water Bead Play ~Texture/sensory

So we finally are joining the ever growing fans of water bead play. I have to say these are so much fun and are so versatile
We weren't expecting them to be so bouncy!


This is where I got tired of trying to catch them as they bounced all around the kitchen hoping the dog wouldn't eat them. The towel helped a lot with this
Then we got creative and added some valentine silicone cupcake molds
Jada would stop every once in a while just to run her hands through the beads. I tried it and it was a very nice calming feeling

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21 comments:

Discovering Montessori said...

I love touching those! Thank you for sharing.

Miss Courtney said...

We still haven't tried these, yet. It looks like fun. Is the middle picture a close-up of the beads or did they get really BIG?

Andrea said...

@ Moiss Courtnety,
a close up lol they are a blast to play with a must try

Adventure Academy Mom said...

That looks like fun. When my children were small they didn't have those, my kids would have loved it. Visiting from Show and tell blog hop

Jill@babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, Oh My! said...

I keep seeing these everywhere as well but I keep forgetting to pick some up when I am out shopping!! So much fun!! Thanks for the remeinder!

Brittney said...

I am loving all the different activities I keep seeing with these water beads! Everything looks so fun...I must remember to pick some up!! (Thanks for the towel tip, our dog would eat them too!)

Brittney
www.moms-heart.blogspot.com

Lyndsay said...

Cool! I never thought to add our glass beads to water! Sooooo doing this this afternoon.
Love the tagline to your blog - totally agree with you...all about process.

Deb Chitwood said...

What a fun activity ... and a great sensory experience! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

Having Fun said...

You should try putting them over a light table. Way cool effect. They grow really cool. Don't you just love how they feel?

-Veronica

Ticia said...

The more I see of these the more I want to get some.

Thanks for linking to Science Sunday!

Brooke @ Let Kids Create said...

I love water beads, I need to pull them out more often. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

Deb Chitwood said...

I featured your post and photo in my Montessori-Inspired Valentine's Day Activities at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/01/30/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-valentines-day-activities/

Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling said...

Thanks for sharing this at WOTT! I am featuring it this week :)

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Just found your blog through Deb Chitwood. Love these water beads! We'll be giving them a try. ;0)

I'm following you now. I need to check out your other ideas!

Sabrina said...

Love these waterbeads- seen them several times now on the net. Where can I purchase them? I'd love to subscribe to your blog via email if I can? You have such great ideas! Thanks for sharing, eh? Your fellow Canadian {living in T.O}. Sabrina

Andrea said...

sabrina you can buy the beads in any flower shop:)

sabrina said...

Oh thank you Andrea!

Sabrina said...

I just came back from Walmart where I found the beads! Unfortunately I noticed a warning on the back stating something to the effect that the beads may cause reproductive problems, etc, etc. I decided to opt out....boo hoo- I really wanted to get these for my kids!

tracy said...

R these the same as the ones I see in walmart in the floral dept.??

Andrea said...

Tracy yes they are. Just be careful not to give this activity to young toddlers who put them in their mouth. I hear they have some pretty nasty chemicals in them??

Anjel July said...

The water marble colors are gorgeous! I'm definitely going to order a few different colors. I've never seen them before and I appreciate you sharing the beautiful pictures with all of us!

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