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Water Beads: Outer Space Sensory Bin Scavenger Hunt {With FREE Printable}

Looking for something fun that will entertain the children for hours on end? We’ve discovered the secret – water bead sensory bins! We’ve been having all sorts of fun with water beads lately and are excited to share our latest theme – outer space sensory bin! We even incorporated another fun element and made it into a scavenger hunt. To see all the fun, please continue reading below.

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What You’ll Need

One-stop shop for all the supplies here.

Related: DIY Space Galaxy Playdough

What to Do

Begin by hydrating your water beads (read the instructions on the packaging). We placed a couple pinches of each color into a large container of water and allowed them to hydrate overnight. By the next morning, the water beads were ready for play! After dumping out most of the excess water, we poured the water beads into one of our IKEA bins. It worked perfectly to contain the beads but wasn’t too deep that it was difficult to play.

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Next, place your figurines into the container and allow your child’s imagination to run wild! We love setting out these sensory bins because they are a blast for the kids and take very little prep work.

outer space scavenger hunt with water beads and toobs sensory play with water beads facebook

outer space scavenger hunt with water beads and toobs sensory play with water beads facebook

Doesn’t this look neat? Makes you want to just dive in, doesn’t it?

SEE ALSO:  Sea Star Sensory Bin Search and Find {Free Printables}

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We also created a fun printable that includes the sun and planets.

Print and laminate it and invite your child to search for the sun and planets from their sensory bin and place them on the coordinating image on the sheet.

Get your free planet printable here.

Related: Tangerine Infused Water Beads

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5 thoughts on “Water Beads: Outer Space Sensory Bin Scavenger Hunt {With FREE Printable}”

  1. This is such a cute set of little figures! And I really need to get some water beads for the kids to play with – they always look like so much fun.

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