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!
Using stickers to make sets.
Just another fun way to count.
Caleb kept on telling me that the number 1 was missing. Maybe I should’ve made the numerals 1-3. Thought that would be too easy. Oh well!
This took some time to finish since Caleb would lose count while taking the sticker out of its plastic liner. No complaints from me! That just meant more counting practice for him. He would recount every after he puts a sticker on the paper to make sure that the numeral and the number of stickers matched.