Make your water table the most played with toy this summer with this fun and easy water table activity idea: Water Bead Water Table! A great way to play outdoors this summer!
Water Tables for Kids
If you are looking to purchase a water table for your little one there are few things to keep in mind:
- Play Accessories
- Drainage & Shelter
- Clean Up
Check out my post of The Best Water Tables for Hours of Outdoor Play for more tips on choosing the best water table for your child.
Here are is a selection of my favorite tables:
If you are looking for more water table ideas for your kids, check out this amazing post here with 40+ ways to keep your child’s water table engaging all summer long.
How to Set Up A Water Bead Water Table
Setting up a water bead water table is very easy but you will need to set it up before wanting to play with it. Most water beads require some time in order to grow and reach their full size. Make sure to give yourself several hours in order to grow.
I started to grow these beads in the morning and by the afternoon they were ready to do. You can also start growing them over night to ensure they are full size when you need them.
Simply place the water beads in your water table and add some water. Don’t forget to add some fine motor tools as well and things to scoop and hold the water beads. These items are important when it comes to getting all the benefits of sensory water play but they also just make the play more fun!
I added some spoons and scoopers and pots to help extend the imaginative play.
This is a mess level is low to medium. This water table is ideal for outdoor play but can be done indoors and the mess level is fairly low.
Difficulty to Create
Skills Developed in Water Bead Water Table
Colour recognition, language development, hand-eye coordination, gross motor fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity, social skills, focus and concentration.
Supplies for Water Bead Water Table
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Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
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