Some kids enjoy bath time, and some, not so much. If you turn bath time into a fun activity, they will come ti like bathing quickly. Just take a look at our super simple water activity – water beads bath!
Ever since my older daughter saw water beads on an advertisement, she was all over me to buy it to her. Well, not possible right now! We have an agreement to purchase new toys only for birthdays and major holidays because, frankly, you can’t have space in an apartment to place as many toys as kids would want to have!
So, instead of purchasing new toy, I bought a small package of water beads! Much cheaper but still hours of fun! We learned some things while playing with water beads but more about it later on. Now onto this awesome sensory play idea for a bathtub!
Supplies for Water Beads Bath Activity
You will need:
- water beads (find here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom)
- plastic beach toys (find here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom)
Sometimes simple things are the best! So, we filled a bath with water and added our water beads inside. We also added few plastic tools for girls to play with and, ta da, off to play!
It was fun for older one to try to catch water beads with her hands while toddler tried to catch them with a shovel. Not much use! They kept escaping her! Nevertheless, it was awesome fun.
They were both fascinated how water beads are transparent and you can “look through” them.
However, since water in a bathtub was hot, soon enough girls noticed that water beads are starting to decompose! It was a rush to “salvage” as many water beads as they could before they all fall apart! Lesson learned for another time: Don’t place water beads in hot water! So we learned something new today!
Extend playtime with a book!
Each of these thirteen floating bath books contains five beautifully illustrated pages covering a different educational topic including colors, ABCs, animals, and more. You can add every time few of these books to keep them new and fun longer. Find the set here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What to try next?
- check our selection of Top 10 Sensory Toys for 4 Years Old
- if your child loves to play with water, they will enjoy Net Fishing Fine Motor Play
- another use for water beads – Bead Balloon for Hand Strengthening
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