Remember when we talked about grabbing a bag of mini erasers from Target for Fine Motor Pumpkin Patch? It’s time to gather them up because this Halloween frozen water play is where it’s at!
The best part? It’s easy to make! You can thank yourself later for having readily available spooky decorations—Easy-peasy, pumpkin squeezy. – I couldn’t help myself.
In this article, you’ll get answers to some frequently asked questions and how to make Halloween mini eraser pods for your waterplay.
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How to Make Frozen Halloween Mini Eraser Pods
- Add mini erasers: if you don’t have them, you can use whatever decorative trinkets you have lying around! Just make sure they aren’t sharp and are safe for children.
- Use what you have: you can make mini eraser pods NOW. It’s true! Even if you don’t have those, you can get creative with items you already have. Got a collection of spider rings? Use those! Plastic eyes? Boom. Also works great. But if you have the Halloween mini erasers, drop them in today.
- Add water into a bowl: put some water in a sensory tray or bowl.
- Add a few drops of food coloring: it gives it that extra Halloween touch. Here, I used purple.
- Scoop the colored water into a muffin pan: not the one you’d use to make banana muffins.
- Freeze! Put them in the freezer for a few hours, then pop them out and into the water tray when ready!
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What to Do With the Frozen Halloween Pods
Use a small bucket of water: a lot of the time, we play with a small bucket of water to spin, drop, and melt the ice.
Add a salt shaker: Another idea is to add a salt shaker for your child to see how salt dissolves into the ice to help break it down.
When finished, my preschooler has a sensory water bin to scoop, pour and add imaginary play. I live for these activities that take on many layers of play!
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You Can Use Frozen Water Pods For All Water Play Activities
Frozen water play is my preschooler’s jam, and I love adding these frozen pods to any water play activity.
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Pro Tip for Water Play
I keep a refill water table close by. After years of water play experiences with my child, I’ve picked up a few tricks of the trade along the way, and here is my pro tip.
Instead of having my preschooler ask for 102 refills, I keep a water table on the side for him to speed up the process. It makes sitting on the sideline a lot more enjoyable. Be sure to dump the water table out after play to prevent any accidents with children.
Frozen Water Play is An Incredible Halloween Activity
This activity is a guaranteed blast for children! Use this simple guide to make frozen Halloween mini eraser pods and watch them enjoy a creative and spooky twist for water play.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Water play can help calm a child’s mind through play and exploration. Water play benefits are holding a steady hand, hand-eye coordination, exploring ideas, and working through emotions.
Freezing water beads is the best! I like using a muffin tin and adding expanded water beads. I put the beads and water into a muffin tin and placed it in the freezer overnight. When ready, the ice pods pop out and make a fun addition to a sensory water table.
Water sensory play is just like it sounds. It is a sensory bin filled with water. I like to use less water for younger children and stay close to supervise. Be sure to dump out your water bin once your children finish playing.