Take a kit home and use the activity ideas below as inspiration for your playtime! Kits are available at the Youth Desk while supplies last.
Materials: Water Marbles, water, and a container
*Come to the Youth Services Reference Desk to pick up a kit with materials (while supplies last).*
What: Add water and watch them grow! After the marbles have soaked up the water, use them for a sensory playtime. Add cups and scoops to the fun as you fill, pour, and mix them up. Water Marbles are reusable--if they dry out, just add water again. If your little one tends to put things in his/her mouth, leave the marbles in a sealed bag and let your little one move them around through the bag. You can even tape the bag to a window for a beautiful stained glass effect while they play.
Why: Children learn with their senses, so it is great when we can offer them tactile experiences. The more senses involved, the better-- look at the different colors, feel the textures, listen to the sound when you drop one and it bounces, but please no tasting for this project! :)
*Get out a large cup and a small cup-- measuring cups work well-- and fill them up. Which cup is bigger? Which cup holds more marbles?
*Add more water to the marbles and see if they will grow even bigger. How big will they get?
*Bury some small, plastic items in the marbles. Take turns using descriptive words to play I spy.
*Ready for things to get a little messy? Go outside and add shaving cream to the mix!
I would love to see you busy playing! Please send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share.
AGE GROUP: | Early Childhood |
EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Crafts |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 10:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|