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Category Sensory Play Date March 3rd, 2021

Frozen water beads

“Never underestimate the importance of having fun”

We love playing with water beads. Supposedly, you can wait for them to dry out and reuse them, but we haven't had much luck with that. I don't like things going to waste, so this time, instead of simply throwing them out, we froze them and had so much fun with this new material. 

I used pink water beads so I froze them in heart molds and giant ice cube trays with a splash of water, plastic hearts and sparkles. Everything is more fun with sparkles. Lucy had a blast "rescuing" the hearts and playing with the water beads as they defrosted. It's a great way to transform a material and let children explore it in a new and different way! 

I placed the ice cubes out on a tray, added a bowl of water and some of our favorite tools (dropper, spoon, squirt bottle, tongs) and let Lucy play. She enjoyed it for half the morning! 

*tapioca pearls are a great taste safe alternative to water beads. I have never tried freezing them, but we love to play with them, too!*

Want to shop this post? The links below are amazon affiliate links, meaning, if you clickity over to amazon and purchase something, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Any compensation from the link goes right into Lucy's warrior fund to help us, help her, battle retinoblastoma. You can follow along on her journey using her hashtag, #lucythewarrior on facebook and instagram. xo

water beads

giant ice cube tray

silicone mini heart mold

silicone cupcake mold

plastic hearts

sensory bin tools

tapioca pearls 

 

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