|glowsticks and shotglasses in the waterbeads|
When Vin's little friend A came for a playdate last week he bought us some goodies, amongst them a pack of glowsticks and some clear shot glasses - I love the fact that they were probably destined for a life of partying and adult fun and instead ended up in our sensory tray full of waterbeads instead!
While we were playing this morning I remembered this post from Imagination Tree where they used fluorescent glasses to explore light and coloured shadows, I moved our playtime to the top of the bookshelf where the morning sunshine added another dimension to our fun.
|colourful shadows with waterbeads|
I talked about how playtime doesn't need to be flashy and super fantastic in our last post about waterbeads, I think this proves it. A few plastic cups added a whole new sensory experience, we stacked them, made shapes, filled them, explored them upsidedown and right way up, moved them around to cast shadows... so much open ended exploration!
|exploring light and shadows|
The glowsticks too - we have used them a couple of times before but I never seem to find them especially when I want them for a 'project' - mostly Vin liked making circles with them, then using more to make each circle bigger. They looked amazing against the backdrop of blue and green waterbeads, the light shone through some of the beads and created a lovely effect!
|glowsticks and waterbeads|
How do you like to explore with unexpected things?