I had planned on doing a dinosaur dig with the kids this week but unfortunately it did not go as planned. Before the kids had a chance to dig for dinosaur fossils our dig site got flooded. Very frustrating especially as I had used the last of our sand and I had to order more as none of the shops near us are stocking sand at the moment. Anyway I am going to try to redo the activity next week so fingers crossed this time around it will go as planned.
I still wanted to give the kids a new sensory activity this week but I could not think of anything and after the dinosaur disaster it needed to be fairly simple. Then I overheard Blue and Pink playing, they where re-enacting the story of Tiddler the story-telling fish by Julia Donaldson. So toy fishes and water beads and a new very simple sensory tub was created.
I used a mix of blue, clear, green and some yellow water beads.
We have not used water beads in a sensory tub before. They are great. Both kids love the feeling and I have to admit after dipping my hand in I understand why – it is very relaxing.