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GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY

GIANT WATER-BEADS BALL RUN is fun kids water sensory play idea to promote tactile stimulation, fine motor control, and visual discrimination.

Have you ever seen GIANT WATER-BEADS? They are such a FUN sensory kids water play idea, especially if you add a ball run! Besides, they are fully BIODEGRADABLE, thus safe for the environment. So, if your little one is no longer inclined to eat them, grab some WATER and set a timer!

GIANT WATER BEADS growing
GIANT WATER BEADS growing

FOR GIANT WATER-BEADS BALL RUN YOU’LL NEED

GIANT WATER BEADS HALF GROWN
GIANT WATER BEADS HALF GROWN

Water beads are made from super absorbent polymer, so they hydrate pretty quickly in the beginning. Above are WATER-BEADS after three hours of hydration.

  1. To make this sensory bin, I used 2 tbsp of giant water beads.
  2. Put beads into clean water for soaking. I used 10 cups of room temperature tap water.
  3. Allow beads to be expanded for 24 – 36 hours.
  4. Remove the expanded beads out of the water and pour them into a waterproof tray.
GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN
GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN

However, to achieve FULL size, you will have to wait up to 36 hours.

GIANT WATER-BEADS BALL RUN is SO FUN! Plus your children will need to exercise STEM thinking to determine HOW to bounce water-bead INTO the bottle!

GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY
GIANT WATER-BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY

GIANT WATER-BEADS are mesmerizing to LOOK THROUGH!

GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY DROP
GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY DROP

Remember, little people, need to manipulate in order to connect! So why SORTING and SPACIAL AWARENESS is so IMPORTANT? Our visual and tactile perception consists of understanding HOW objects are situated in space. Gaining an understanding of the attributes of those objects such as relative color or size, which can be a distinguishing characteristic, is a key to mastering this important skill.

GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY BALL RUN
GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY BALL RUN

GIANT WATER-BEADS BALL RUN SENSORY PLAY

Sensory Play is extremely important for children as it supports language development, cognitive growth, fine motor skills, problem-solving and social interaction. As your child learns through play, he/she triggers multiple neurons when tactile, visual, and language stimuli are sparked off! Besides, sensory trays are generally easy to set up with materials you have handy like recycled BAI bottles.

GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY BALL RUN BLUE
GIANT WATER BEADS FULLY GROWN SENSORY PLAY BALL RUN BLUE

GIANT WATER-BEADS BALL RUN

GIANT WATER BEADS GROWING PROCESS
GIANT WATER BEADS GROWING PROCESS

AGE 3Y+⚠️Always supervise your child! Although these beads are completely biodegradable, they pose a choking hazard! As water beads are NOT edible, keep them away from children who still mouth objects and ALWAYS PLAY under adult’s supervision.


COLOR SORTING EXTENSION

Another FUN extension is to offer you child to COLOR-SORT the GIANT WATWER-BEADS.

GIANT-Water-Beads COLOR SORTING
GIANT-Water-Beads COLOR SORTING

You will also need sorting dishes, color samples (for children two-years-old, limit to three primary colors only like red, blue, and yellow). Also, offer tools (optional). I offered a giant scooper for extra fun while transferring!

SKILLs:
– hand-eye coordination
– fine motor control
– bilateral coordination
– color recognition
– sorting

Classifying objects into categories allows children to mentally and physically organize things in their world. Developmental milestone to learn to CLASSIFY objects emerges at about 18 months and to learn to identify COLORS emerges from 12 to 18 months. Your child will become aware of different colors at around one year and can possibly name different colors by the age of 2.5-3 years.

Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

Martha Graham



Have you ever played with WATER-BEADS? You can color sort them! Transfer! Squish! Smash! Make a ball run! Let your imagination be a limit! Leave a comment below!

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