A week or so ago, we looked in our summer buckets and dug out the water beads! The girls love to play with these and it's such a simple activity. We first brought them out when Tropical Storm Bill was supposed to come through on a Tuesday, but then when we had to stay inside all day the next day because TS Bill finally showed up, we played with them again!
I can tolerate this a little better than a rice sensory bin! ;) They still manage to get water on the floor and a squished water bead occasionally.
I've loved having our summer buckets that I started at the beginning of the summer. Now, whenever they are feeling bored, they can look in the buckets and find an activity. We've had these beads for a while, but I knew they would like them, so in they went! We still have a couple of packets left, so I'm sure they'll be out again over the next several weeks!