Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin

I love sensory bins because they are fun and a great calming activity for kids. Plus you don’t have to do these just with little kids. Kids of all ages love these.

My girls really love water beads sensory bins. We have done loads of them and they are always fun to do each time! This time we made a star-themed sensory bin with some beads and changed things up.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

I love water beads sensory bins because they are fun to play in and give different sensory input than other types of play.

We have been doing some space activities so I thought it would be fun to add a fun twist with stars and water beads.

What you need for this Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

How they played in the Star Water Bead Sensory Bin

They love just putting their arms up as high as they can go in the beads. They moved their hands all around in the bin. This is great for sensory seekers.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

They love scooping up handfuls of the bead and stars and seeing how many star they have on top. Every scoop full is different. You could see the mix of the clear, blue and black beads.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another fun activity we do is with a cup and some hands. They have a ramp for the water beads to run down. It is fun to watch the beads and stars bounce down the hands.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Another activity they love to do in the tweezers and beads. This can be a challenge if the star beads have been in the water beads a bit. They will get very slimy.

The idea is to use the tweezers to pick up the stars and put them on a trace. You can keep a towel around to wipe hands drys if you need it.

If they are really good at this have them switch hands to build up strength in the other hand.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

I challenged one of my older girls to try and pick up two beads, which is hard but she did do it!

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

We also had some fun seeing how many stars would stick to arms at one time. It was a blast. Some times it was a few and other times it was a lot! But it was fun to count and see what happened.

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

Sensory bins are loads of fun to play in at any age. Don’t limit yourself and think I can only do these with preschool or kindergarten. Older kids love sensory play as well!

Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Star Themed Water Bead Sensory Bin - simple to make and play in with loads of space-themed fun for kids  - 3Dinosaurs.com

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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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