Night of the Moonjellies Part 2 Jellyfish Sensory Bin & Jellyfish Craft (FIAR)
Are you ready for glowing sensory fun? I’ve found most kids love when things are glowing; they are drawn to the excitement of something bright and different. So get ready for crafts, great books, and activities your kids will enjoy! The best part is the kids will be having so much fun; they won’t even realize how much they are learning.
Are your kids ready to play with moonjellies? This activity is so easy to set up. First, you’ll need a container to play in; this one is an under the bed container from Walmart. You will also need a couple of plastic grocery bags, and a few glow sticks. I added sea glass and blue food coloring to the water (optional). Glow sticks can usually be found at the dollar store and Michael’s craft store, but if you want to stock up for a great price, I suggest getting them from Amazon.
To make the jellyfish, it is easy. First, you want to put approximately 3/4 cup of water into the bag, add your lit up glow stick, then tie a knot (that is the round body) take the rest of the bag that is hanging and cut a few slits lengthwise for the tentacles. Put them in the water, and you are ready for some play.
We love sensory play and try to make it a part of our weekly learning. Keep in mind that what you believe is play, is actually when a child is learning the most. Kids retain a lot more information when they are engaging their senses.
We also enjoyed some under the sea activities from 1+1+1=1. We used our favorite color coded magnet letters to spell out several “under the sea”
I knew I wanted to add a fun craft to this week of learning, so we painted jellyfish. The kids painted a small paper bowl and picked out the ribbon that they wanted to use as their tentacles. When the bowls were dry, we attached the tentacles and hung the beautiful jellyfish in our window.