Shell and Water Bead Sensory Bin

We are enjoying our last week of summer break. We had plans to go to the beach, but they did not happen. So instead we had a shell and water bead sensory bin at home. Sensory bins are tons of fun!

Shell and Water Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love sensory bins. They are great for kids to explore and be creative all on their own. I sometimes do activities with the items from the bins. There are other times they are just open and fun play.

The textures of the water beads vs the shells are great. You have smooth and rough.

What you need for this activity: clear water beads, blue water beads, and a mix of shells.

Shell and Water Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

I leave the shells on the top and my girls love to mix everything in! They love to run their hands through the water beads.

Shell and Water Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of the first things they did was scoop up water beads with the shells. It was fun to see how they got beads with the different shell types. They also put similar shells together to make a clam shell with a pearl inside. Kids can be creative when given different objects.

Shell and Water Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

The girls had so much fun with this bin. It has been a fun activity to do right before school starts. They played with this dig several times and had fun each time.

Shell and Water Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you are looking for more water bead sensory bins check these out:

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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

About Cassie

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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5 Responses to Shell and Water Bead Sensory Bin

  1. Allison says:

    GREAT IDEA! I love the idea of having a ‘water’ or ”beach’ theme in our sensory box in our school room but cringe at the idea of sand and water all over the carpet. GENIUS!

  2. We have never tried water beads! They look like so much fun!

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