I bought a large bag of 200 trinkets from Dinky Doodads on Etsy last year, but never really organized them like I wanted to. I just couldn’t make the decision of what to do with them. Well, the inspiration came to me last week. I was talking to an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at my school and she showed me a bag that she had filled with water beads and rubber fish that she was using for an aquatic animals unit. It was so fun to squish around to find all of the fish. This made me think of all of those little trinkets that I had sitting around, waiting for the perfect activity. I just had to organize them into their sounds.
Using Trinkets and Water Beads to Target Articulation
I had a bottle of water beads from my days of making some sensory bins. Today I made a huge batch of these little pearls of fun!
After all of the trinkets were organized by sound, I put them into little Ziploc bags…
pushed all of the air out against the edge of the table…
and sealed each bag.
I can’t wait to use these bags! I’m also thinking about buying another set and making categorization and phonological bags.
When and if the beads dry out (not sure how long they will last) I plan on adding water to the bag to re-hydrate the water beads. I’ll keep you updated when that happens.