Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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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!

Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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:

  1. Play Accessories
  2. Size
  3. Drainage & Shelter
  4. 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:

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Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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.

Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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.

Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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.

Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

Mess Level

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.

Amazing Water Bead Water Table Activity

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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