Sensory-seeking children 3-years and up will go wild over these bright, colorful, delightfully textured Growing Water Balls. There is something uniquely fun, enjoyable, and fascinating about grabbing a handful of juicy Growing Water Balls and squishing them through your fingers.
They provide continuous tactile sensation fine and gross motor development, with the soothing and comforting texture as a bonus.
It is important to note that a little goes a long way with these beads. You will only need about a half cup of dried beads per sensory bin. Add a few teaspoons of water and let them sit until they plump up to about the size of a dime.
These beads are squishy, can get messy, and are not intended for younger children. You must supervise children when they play with water beads.
Water beads are an excellent addition to water tables. They are fun to scoop, strain, shovel, and fill buckets. They facilitate social, collaborative play and sharing.
You can also get creative and roll them in paint and on craft paper for a unique artistic activity.
Stuff the beads into balloons for squishy sensory balls. Empty plastic bottles are fun to suck them up and squirt them out. There is so much versatility in how you can play with these beads.
When you’re done playing with the water beads, strain them into a colander, and leave them in an open Tupperware to use for the next day or two. After a few days, throw them out.
If left in water for more than a day, they will deteriorate. Because they are non-toxic and biodegradable, you don’t have to feel bad about disposing of them.