We’ve only recently discovered Water Beads and oh my goodness, the fun my kids had! What I love about sensory play, in general, is that it’s incredibly open ended.
I had no idea their play would evolve into creating water bead cupcakes with a lush purple goop topping and this, is the beauty of a child’s imagination; with the materials to hand, kids play can go anywhere.
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Water Beads – tactile and colourful, are perfect for sensory play.
Cakes enjoyed their texture and armed with a spoon, she practised transferring the beads from one bowl to another.
A simple, yet captivating activity that’s ideal for developing fine motor skills.
Her sister, a few years older, took the sensory play to a another level; with cupcakes in mind, she became a baker.
Carefully filling each silicone liner with Water Beads and topping with a pretty purple ‘icing’ (the goop).We were all soon engrossed in a imaginary birthday celebration, eating delicious home-made cupcakes.
Needless to say, Angel had a blast!
I loved that both my kids could enjoy this sensory play session.
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