I still had so many water beads I had to come up with another activity to use them in. Thus, the water bead smashing activity was born!!!!
We went to the yard for this activity. Used chalk to draw some numbers on the gate. These were our targets. I would call out the numbers and Caleb would hit them with the water beads. You can do variations of this – letters, sum, difference, etc.
He even drew his own number to hit.
Balancing and throwing at the same time.
Smashed water beads.
Caleb had so much fun and it was easy to clean up.
We hosed down the gate.
And swept the smashed beads into the gutter.
A fun learning activity and great for releasing stress and pent up anger! Hahaha!
I got this idea from one of the brilliant moms on Pinterest.
So easy to do and Caleb got to practice counting!
I drew two dinosaurs. Prepared clothespins and a dice. Caleb insisted on wearing his silly hat.
We each took turns rolling the dice and putting the corresponding number of clothespins on our dinosaurs to make them look like stegosaurus spikes.
Count the pins before pinning.
Adding the spikes.
Whoever gets the most “spikes” on their dinosaur wins the game! Caleb is counting his clothespins to see if he really won the game.
Wonderful practice for counting and comparing more or less.