This play idea came from several other bloggers and make use of florists’ decorative beads that I bought from Amazon. They say they are not for children, but we had a big discussion about not eating them and washed hands after play.
The most exciting part of the afternoon’s activities for me was when Toby realised, without any prompting, that the clear beads could be caught with your hand or in the net, but then when they were thrown back into the water, they instantly disappeared! He tried with the coloured beads, but they stayed visible, of course. So much science and sensory fun! I was always a KS2 teacher, but the Early Years are winning me round!