Water Beads

Waterbeads Fine Motor Skills Station

Soothe away tiredness and late afternoon frustrations with a simple set up Waterbeads Fine Motor Station.  It's getting towards the end of the school term and everybody is feeling the strain. It is taking that bit longer to get out of the house each morning for school and don't even mention afternoon homework time. When my kids have the end of term grumps, I turn to Water Play to help soothe away their frustrations and help us inch every closer the dinner-time and their all-important… Read More

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We are delighted to be featuring on Adventure of Adams 31Days of Sensory Play blog hop today. We love sensory play and one of our favourite sensory ingredients right now is water beads. For those of you who are unfamiliar with water beads, they come in a variety of different colours and start out as tiny seed like balls, which you place into water to re-hydrate, as per the instructions on the packet. A few hours later you will have lot of jelly like marbles to play… Read More

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  Waterbeads are a firm favourite with my kids and we are always looking for new ways to use them in our activities. Our favourites so far have been our “Pretend Baking” and “Witches Bubbling Brew” messy play activities. I have been trying to think of a way to incorporate waterbeads into one of our arts and crafts projects for a while now and this week I decided to try out an idea I’d had. So I embarked on an experimental painting session with Bella… Read More

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Do your kids love to get messy? Mine certainly do and our Christmas Trifle Messy Play Activity went down on a storm on a recent play date. We’ve been busy making our Christmas Cards and writing our Christmas lists for  Santa this week.  The kids have been pouring over their toy catalogues trying to decide what to write at the very top.  And I’ve been busy with my own pile of Christmas magazines, making lists of ideas for my home-cards and decorations. Plus a list of… Read More

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Use shaving foam and waterbeads to mix up some pretend cakes in this messy toddler pretend play activity.  The weather is definitely on the turn over here now. The temperatures are starting to drop and the level of rainfall is increasing (our garden is a mass of huge muddy puddles right now!). Hence we have been indoors a good bit more than we’ve been used to of late. My daughter has been doing lots of colouring, chalking and painting this week whilst her big brothers… Read More

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