Homeschooling my 8 and 6 year old boys can be kind of difficult when you have a 3 and 4 year old home too (also the baby but she is still little). Keeping the 2 preschoolers busy can be a daunting task. Sometimes I will come up with things that they love and play with for hours and others I could spend a lot of time into preparing something for them that I think they will love and to find out they have no interest. I had heard other homeschoolers using water beads in their learning so I thought I would give it a try.
I had purchased 2 containers so that I had enough to pour in a large plastic bin with top. In the bin not only did I pour all the water beads but I added several difference size spoons, measuring spoons, scoops, small containers with and without tops. My kids played with them for months! Each time pouring them, scooping them, smooshing them because they are jelly like and hard to resist smooshing and when i put the bin on my outside patio they even threw some and watched them bounce.
If you store the water beads in an air tight container they will last for several months but after that they can smell a bit musty so I added water to the bin and let them play with them in the water one final time before I tossed them in my outside planters after they were done. They are do affordable that it’s no problem to buy them again in the future.
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