Halloween frozen water play meets mini erasers.
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? You can make this right now and thank yourself later that you have an activity ready when you need it. Easy. peasy, pumpkin squeezy. – I couldn’t help myself.
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You can make mini eraser pods NOW.
It’s true! And even if you don’t have the mini erasers, you can still make these using something you already own.
Have 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.
Grab a muffin pan dedicated to water play, and we are ready to rock and roll!
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Here’s how to make frozen Halloween mini eraser pods
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- Add water into a bowl.
- Add a few drops of food coloring. Here, I used purple.
- Scoop the colored water into a muffin pan. Not the one I aspire to make banana muffins in.
- Add mini erasers.
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Frozen water play is my preschooler’s jam
We keep these frozen water pods on repeat.
Sometimes I make them alone when I remember, and other times my four-year-old takes the lead. Since water play is on repeat, he knows where to find the supplies and direct his play.
My role as the facilitator (aka mom that tries to watch from a distance and catch my breath) observe his play with limited distractions.
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I keep a refill water table next to the Halloween activity.
Remember, this is not my first child or round of water play. I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade along the way, and here is my pro tip.
Rather than having my preschooler ask for 102 refills of water, I now keep a water table for him to take care of his refills. This makes my sitting on the sidelines a lot more enjoyable.
Be sure to dump the water table out after play to prevent any accidents with young children.
What does my preschooler DO with the pods?
Lots of time, we play with a small bucket of water to spin, drop, and melt the ice in.
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 now has a sensory water bin to scoop, pour and add imaginary play to.
I live for these activities that take on many layers of play!
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