My girls still love sensory bins, and water beads happen to be some of their favorite things to play with. They find them calming and relaxing. We also love changing up the sensory bins for the seasons!
This bin is loads of hours of play, plus it is fun to dig through the bin and find things.
And yes my old two girls that are 9 and 11 love playing in the sensory bin as well. Who says they just have to be for preschool age kids?
We have several favorite books that we read during St. Patricks Day. One of our favorite books is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!. We love this series and we also like rereading this book.
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is a great theme. To go with the gold theme I made the sensory bin with the idea of the water beads hiding the gold.
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I shook the water bead sensory bin a bit and the gold all settled tot he bottom on the bin. This was fun for me to do and then my girls started looking for the gold at the bottom.
As they brought the cold out of the bin, they put it in one of our paint trays. This made it fun to empty the bin of all the gold.
The fun part about this bin is that you can do it again and again. That is what my girls did. They each took turns and spent hours having loads of fun. This was easy to set up and they loved hiding the gold as much as finding the gold.
One fun thing we noticed about the bin was that out of the two colors the clear water beads stacked up one the side of the walls of the bin. It was really cool to look at.
Also if you have a pirate lover this could easy be switched up with blue beads and be a pirate searching for gold.
Check out these other water bead sensory bins:
- Prehistoric Sea Life Water Bead Sensory Bin
- Space Water Bead Sensory Bin
- Shark Water Bead Sensory Bin
Check out all the St Patrick’s Day printables and activities on 3 Dinosaurs.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com