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Babes in Deutschland, Simple Ocean Sensory Bin with water beads

Water beads have to be one of our favorite sensory materials, they're so therapeutic to play with! If you haven't seen these little gems before, they begin as hard, tiny balls. Then, after soaking in water for a day or so they grow to the size of a marble and are squishy, wiggly balls of fun! They come in an array of colors, some even glow! Needless to say, there are so many things you can do with these babies! This week we've been enjoying a water sensory bin, something I never thought I would allow indoors, but it has gone surprisingly well. I only filled the bin with an inch of water a small layer of water beads, and a few accessories. The kids have been hooked however, sometimes simple is best!

 

Babes in Deutschland, Simple Ocean Sensory Bin with water beadsInteresting fact: The beads are a polymer similar to what's found in disposable diapers.

Babes in Deutschland, Simple Ocean Sensory Bin with water beads

Babes in Deutschland, Simple Ocean Sensory Bin with water beadsGray wants to be where the action is, and currently, that's in the bin...

Babes in Deutschland, Simple Ocean Sensory Bin with water beadsOh yeah, and here you can see the little man's new haircut, goodbye baby shag. :)

For more sensational sensory ideas, check out my Pinterest board devoted to exploring the senses! Follow Brigette @ Life Lesson Plans's board Kids: Sensory & Small World Bins on Pinterest.

Brigette

from Life Lesson Plans and The Gossamer Girl

Brigette was born and raised in Nebraska, but ever since her husband joined the Air Force, she has traveled around the world with him and their two young kids. First living in Hawaii, and then in Germany, their family has soaked up all sorts of cultural experiences that she loves to weave in to her writing. She and the kids are now back home and are rediscovering their roots. Recently, Brigette started writing a personal blog called The Gossamer Girl where she shares lifestyle stories about h ...

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