Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search

We have been having some ocean themed fun at our last few weeks of preschool. This big and smalls sensory bin was easy to put together and loads of fun. Who says you have to do a big sensory bin to have fun.

One thing I love about this bin is the size difference in the ocean animals.

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

To go along with this activity we read Commotion in the Ocean. This is one of our favorite ocean books. You can have so much fun with the poems in the book.

What you need for this activity: Safari Ltd Ocean TOOB, Safari Ltd Coral Reef TOOB, Safari Ltd. Good Luck Mini: Ocean Fun Pack and blue water beads

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

The first thing we did was count how many ocean animals we had. We found there were 8 small and 8 big.

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

We mixed in the ocean animals and the search began. This was fun to just see what she could find in the small bin. It was easy to find the big ocean animals. If she found a big one I would encourage her to try and find the small one that matches or was similar.

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

She also did a sorting for them by big and small. The was something fun and easy to do. Plus she had to search through all the beads to find the ocean animals. This makes a great sensory activity. I would every now and then ask her to find an ocean animal to see if she could feel it in the beads.

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

After the sensory bin is done it is fun to just play. That is the great thing about sensory bins is that you can do activities and have just open play. They always do things differently than you expect.

Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Ocean Sensory bins:

Check out all the ocean and beach themed activities on 3 Dinosaurs. You will find arts & Crafts and printables.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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11 Responses to Big & Small Ocean Water Bead Search

  1. Love this idea! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot!

  2. Emma says:

    Time to replenish our water bead stock – this is such a beautiful bin!

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