Posted in All Kid Activities

Sensory Play: Water Beads

I bought some water beads for Caleb to play with.

We soaked them in water.
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They started to grow in just a few minutes!
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Caleb inspected the beads “they’re bigger momma!” Wonderful observation, son!
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We soaked them overnight and they grew into these huge balls that had the feel and texture of Jello.
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I let Caleb play with them and he started to squeeze them. I joined in the squeezing fun!

What a great stress reliever.

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He even wanted to swim in it! Thanks for the idea, Caleb! I will put it in the tub next time!

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Here’s what’s left of the water beads after playtime.

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Messy, easy and fun! 😀

Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations, Life Schooling

Sensory Play: Colored Sand

I bought three kilos of colored sand from the garden center for Caleb to play with. It is sold by the kilo and comes in many colors and (grain) sizes.

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Caleb enjoyed playing with the sand so much that he didn’t mind eating lunch (mealtimes are not his favorite times of the day). I fed him lunch while playing. Thank you colored sand, for making lunchtime easier!

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Personal sandbox.
Yeah! 🙂

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Sensory Play: Ball and Scrub Painting

Here’s a novel way to paint.
It’s messy so that means it’s super fun!

Here are the materials that we used for this activity. Make sure to tape the paper to the container so it doesn’t get dislodged during the activity.

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I let Caleb practice with the ball before putting paint on it. Just to be sure that he wont drop it on the floor.

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Time to do some ball painting!
Caleb squirting some paint on the paper.

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Using the scrubber to paint. Got a small bag of these scrubbers at the supermarket.
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Things got messy really fast.

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Finished product.

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Had a great time cleaning up after the activity.

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