What are Water Beads?
Water Beads are colourfast, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly “beads” that are a super absorbent polymer with the capability to absorb 80 – 100 times their dry weigh in water. Water beads can be used as a clean soil alternative for growing plants, decreasing your water time to every 3 – 5 weeks. They can also be used for colour and texture in floral arrangements, and most importantly (in my world), they can be used for activities for children!
This past summer, my children and I made “Calming Jars” using Sensory beads. Prior to finding the TOP QUALITY Water Beads at Water Beads Canada, we found some at the local Dollar Store. Unfortunately, our first round of Calming Jars didn’t turn out so well due to the poor quality of the beads. Within 24 hours, the beads had disintegrated.
Thankfully, I found Water Beads Canada and was very impressed that their beads ship dry because the children had so much fun watching them grow one day and creating their Calming Jars the next.
Put a variety of water beads into the plastic jar.
Fill almost to the top with water.
Add glitter, lego and/or small, plastic figurine.
Glue lid to the jar.
WAIT and WATCH.
We use these Calming Jars when the children are sad, mad or worried. They simply picky up their Calming Jar and turn it upside down over and over again while watching the beads, glitter and their Lego Minifig float to the top. By focussing on the floating objects, they are able to increase their concentration and as a result, calm their emotions to a more manageable state.
How to Order Your Own Water Beads
- Visit Water Beads Canada
- Select your desired size(s) and colour(s) –there are many to choose from!
- Consider ordering a larger volume to receive a discount
VOLUME DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
$ 30.00 – $ 49.99 ( 5% Discount)
$ 50.00 – $ 99.99 (10% Discount)
$100.00 – $149.99 (15% Discount)
$150.00 – $199.00 (25% Discount)
$200.00 – $249.99 (30% Discount)
$250.00+ (40% Discount)
These water beads would make an excellent activity for preschool or school-aged children in the classroom or at home. They also would make an excellent gift to send in the mail as they can be mailed in a flat envelope and are light weight.
so cool i will try this with my grandson when he comes over ! thanks for sharing 🙂
Water beads sound like fun! I think my girl would have a great time using these….for counting (she’s hooked on counting everything lately) and learning colours!
I love water beads,sometimes I add food coloring for an added touch
I would love these for my boys! So much fun to be had.
that’s pretty awesome
I’ve actually used some of these water beads for my plants – never knew they were called that though 🙂
So fun, and such a great idea.
Oh I bet these were fun to work with!! Love the idea thank you
These are very neat, did not know I could get them here
I love this! My nieces would really enjoy making calming jars.
Fantastic idea! I would have it sitting on the coffee table for all to enjoy.
I will be looking for these real soon,they look very nice
This is a great idea for my house plants. I am always forgetting about them so they end up dying.
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i remembered seeing water beads on your site so i came back to see where to buy the quality ones..thanks
I can’t tell you how excited I am that you remembered! Thanks for letting me know. What are you planning on doing with them?
sensory play for the kids!
Awesome, have fun!