Wednesday, May 2, 2012

32 Ways To Play With Water Beads

There are so many ways that you can play and explore with Water Beads!  I collected 32 ideas, but there are so many more if you keep searching. Water Beads are definitely a sensory experience, but I wanted to group the play activities into "6 categories of ideas" that seemed to be the most popular: (1)Exploring With Light, (2)Creative Sensory Bins, (3)Painting, (4)Shaving Cream, (5)Science, and (6)Plastic Eggs.  So here are all 32 Ideas. Have Fun!



Exploring Water Beads and Light



Water Bead Exploration 0n a Light Table (photo above) TinkerLab


Glowing Water Beads Growing A Jeweled Rose

Water Beads in the Dark Preschool Projects


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Creative Sensory Bins with Water Beads



Water Bead Seaside Sensory Tub (photo above) The Imagination Tree






Monster Sensory Tub I Can Teach My Child

Hidden Diamonds Sensory Bin  Play Create Explore


Bubblegum Scented Water Bead Play Cachey Mama's Classroom

Water Beads and Slime The Chocolate Muffin Tree


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Painting With Water Beads



Water Bead Painting (photo above) Growing A Jeweled Rose

No Mess  Finger Painting with Water Beads Our Feminist {Play School}




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Water Beads and Shaving Cream



Water Beads and Shaving Cream (photo above) Dirt and Boogers

Water Beads ~ and Shaving Cream 3G=Growing Godly Girlz

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Water Bead Science

Water Bead Science NurtureStore


Dehydration of Water Beads Fit Kids Clubhouse

Preschool Science: Water Beads Raising Lifelong Learners

Water Bead Goop A Little Learning For Two


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Water Beads and Plastic Eggs



Water Bead Eggs (photo above) Modern Parents Messy Kids


Easter Egg Water Bead Discovery Dabbler Mom


Do You Have More Ideas to Share?

Here are some more:

Frozen Water Beads



This post is shared with: It's PlaytimeFit Kids Clubhouse


13 comments:

  1. Love it! Another kid craft blogger (or was it you?) just expressed their joy at finding these at the Dollar Store and I was wondering what they were planning to do with them! I love the way they look and feel, and I always remember thinking they were pretty cool as a kid. Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. Thanks! I've never seen them at the Dollar Store, so I guess I can add that to one of my resources. That is amazing that you played them with as a kid too....I never heard of them until recently.

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  2. Wow! This is such a fantastic round up! Well done! So many great ideas here! Thanks so much for including our water bead playtimes. Sharing now :)

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    1. Thanks Crystal and you've added quite a lot to the list. Can't wait to see more of your ideas. with water beads!

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  3. Cool round up...thanks for including our shaving cream post! I had trouble with water beads at first, but now that I know how to control them a bit they are so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Your welcome. I love the water bead and shaving cream combination. We combined them with slime and that was pretty cool too.

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  4. Awesome collection, thanks for the gathering! ;-)

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  5. Thanks and your welcome. It is amazing to find all the fabulous ideas!

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  6. Thank you so much for including our playtime activities to your list. I love this post, we will have to try some new water bead activities. Your blog is one of my absolute favorite resources so I am so excited that you even know about my blog! Thanks again!

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  7. I love the idea and I have used these in my floral designs. What age group do you recommend these for? I have 1.5 and 2.5 yr. I would love for them to play with these on their water table with the sand wheel but I am not sure they will stay out of their mouths.

    Melissa

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  8. What a great list! Thanks for the link!!

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  9. Anastasia@healthymamainfo.comMay 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    My kids love love love playing with those!! Thanks for so many interesting and creative ideas! I like the idea of painting with water beads, why didn't I think of it myself?

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  10. What a great list!! We love water beads over here, and we love collecting ideas on how to use them so thanks for sharing! If you wouldn't mind, link up to our water bead linky party at http://fitkidsclub.blogspot.com/p/clubhouse-adventures-in-water-beads.html with this post! I get a lot of messages regarding water beads and decided to try and compile all of the ideas in one place, this would be an awesome addition. Thanks! :)

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