Space Water Bead Sensory Bin

Water beads have been so much fun for my girls to explore in. We always have lots of fun playing in them. This summer we did a Space theme water bead sensory bin. This was tons of fun. We had done a space sensory bin before. It has been a few years and I thought it would be fun to do some more space activities.

This sensory bin is loads of fun to explore the items in. Plus it was fun to see how much it looked like space.

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I always try and pair up the sensory bins with a book. We read The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System with this sensory bin. You could also watch The Magic School Bus: Space Adventures as well.

This also works well with the Space Pack and the Jump In To Summer Learning: Space Week 1.

What you need for this activity: black water beads, clear water beads, Space TOOB and 3-D Solar System.

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

We always take time to explore all the items in the sensory bin. This is a free and open time for them to explore what is in the bin. I love how creative they can be in their play. I can watch and see what they know and what we might talk about. It also helps that we read the book before the activity. They always surprise me with how much they learned while we were reading.

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second activity that we did was talk about the planets and their order. It was fun to see them scoop up the planets and look at them. We talked about which planets a space craft could land on: solid vs gas.

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

We pulled out everything and put the planets in order

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Space activities & printables:

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin - 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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10 Responses to Space Water Bead Sensory Bin

  1. This looks very cool! LOVE the black water beads! Pinned!

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  3. Bethany says:

    This looks so fun! I’ve not seen water beads before, but what a great, hands on way to learn about space! I love it! ~Bethany

  4. Kate says:

    Very cool! Love how the black water beads look very galactic!

  5. Emma says:

    Ooh, the black water beads are perfect here! I love watching what kids come up with during free play, too – they get so creative!

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