Giggling and squealing with delight my 3 kids and a bath tub full of water balloons.
So much fun!! It is a great sensory play opportunity for the kids to enjoy.
What you will need?
I filled about 30 small balloons with a small amount of water and tied a knot. The balloons naturally had a small amount of air in them as this helped make them float in the bath.
My kids loved squeezing them, twisting them into other shapes and slipping them through their hands. They giggled as the balloons brushed past their legs and bodies tickling them.
Sensory play with the water balloons is a great opportunity for kids to explore and use descriptive words, describing their senses and what they were feeling; slippery, slimy, soft, squishy and heavy.
Why Sensory Play?
- Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mold materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.
- Sensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process information through our five senses. They learning through exploring these.
- Sensory play is process-driven, not product-oriented; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning
- Self-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.
- Language development and learning new words.
- It is fun!!