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Ways to play with water beads/ orbeezs/ gel balls.

These water beads can provide endless fun!  You can create games by hiding toys in the bin with these beads, fill up balloons for additional sensory items... As always, make sure this is age appropriate for your little one and always under supervision.

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Sensory play with Water Beads/ Orbeezs. 20,000 beads for Only $6.99 (free shipping) with Amazon

My kids absolutely love watching YouTube videos of kids playing with (and in) piles of Orbeezs/ Water Beads and I'm sure they're not the only ones.  I found the best value on Amazon:  20,000 beads for only $6.99!  I can't tell you how excited I am because this can create endless fun.

She loved being able to pour the small beads into our sensory table.

  • As always, make sure your little ones are old enough to this kind of play and that they're always supervised.  Play Safely
Sensory play with Water Beads/ Orbeezs. 20,000 beads for Only $6.99 (free shipping) with Amazon

I let her pour the water.  We didn't measure but make sure you pour plenty because these beads will soak up a lot!

Letting her be responsible for preparing activities promotes responsibility as well as confidence.

Ways to play with water beads/ orbeezs/ gel balls.

This gave a good opportunity to explain about how objects can soak up water and how the beads start out as very small, hard beads.

Ways to play with water beads/ orbeezs/ gel balls.

Here's a close-up look at what the beads look like when they're just starting out.

Ways to play with water beads/ orbeezs/ gel balls.

My kids were amazing at how the beads kept growing over time and loved swishing them.  This is only about 200 beads, which I though was plenty to start out the play with.

Ways to play with water beads/ orbeezs/ gel balls.

Love the bright colors.  We kept this sensory table filled for probably over a week and the colors did fade over time.

How to fill up balloons with water beads (orbeezs).

We started finding new ways to play with the beads. Creating a sensory balloon is super simple and fun.

  1. cut the end of a plastic bottle.
  2. insert the end (where you would drink) into the balloon.
  3. allow the kids to pour and squish the beads down into the balloon
  4. remove the plastic bottle piece, tie the ballon
  5. squish away!  Could also be used as a good calming toy.
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