I’m excited to share this activity today! It has been really fun to search for sensory activities toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy in particular and judging by my kid’s reactions, I think I succeeded.
A sensory bin is usually just a plastic container filled with items and materials specifically chosen to help stimulate a child’s senses, like touch, feel, and sight for example. These sensory activities stimulates a young child’s exploration skills and encourage development in vital areas.
So please enjoy and don’t stop there! Be creative with your bin and check back here for more ideas!
Just an FYI, when using water beads, definitely supervise your child if they have a tendency to put things in their mouth. Because water beads could be a choking hazard for little ones.
Activities like these expose children to many new experiences, textures, and materials and can actually be pretty calming. I notice that the kids play with these types of activities for longer periods of time. So I hope your child enjoys.
If you love activity ideas, check out my recent post on fine motor activities and also my water bead sensory activity post to prepare for home schooling if you are new to it! Also, head on over to Pinterest and follow me for daily update craft ideas!
Water Bead Sensory Activity for Toddlers
- Non-toxic Water Beads for kids (my kids call them orbies)
- An Activity Bin
- Spoons, Cups, bottles, bowls, or ice tray
- Fine Motor Tongs
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Preparation (a few minutes)
- Grab a container that’s big enough to hold a lot of water beads but shallow enough for small kids to enjoy. it.
- Grab some water beads and slowly pour them in the bin. Be careful because the beads actually bounce a lot LOL
- Add spoons, cubs,toys, ice trays, or whatever you like
- Grab your kid for some fun 🙂
- And their you have it!
Take a look below! Click on the picture to enlarge it.
For more sensory bin activities, check out Happy Toddler Playtime!
Here’s another sensory activity from my Instagram page and be sure to follow!
I hope you enjoyed this fun toddler sensory activity! Please comment below and let me know some sensory activities that keep your kids entertained! I would love to see some additional ideas!
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