The look of suspense? Curiosity? Annoyance that they haven't been shown what's in the box yet?
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious" -Albert Einstein
I was planning this weeks dinosaur themed activities & had so many wonderful ideas but had to keep in mind that most of my children are under the age of two. While we've all seen those awesome water-bead activities I knew I would have to switch it up to ensure that we didn't end up with water beads everywhere & not to jeopardize anyone's safety! How do you get under two's to keep anything out of their mouth, especially potentially harmful if ingested but awesomely squishy & fun water beads?
Using an old wipe container I was able to achieve all of my goals; we were able to safely explore the water-beads & no one ever put them in their mouth! Success!
The children were excited to put their hands in & discover the ooey gooey water balls inside. We used descriptive words like: squishy, slimy, scaly, small, and slick.The best part of this "Mystery Box" is that I can simply empty the beads out & replace them with another sensory surprise! I'm thinking cooked spaghetti, cotton balls, pealed grapes, jello?
My ONLY critique would be...HAVE MORE MYSTERY BOXES! Some of my children were dying to get their hands inside! If I had a couple at the same time it would have avoided some tears.
Whatever you place in your "Mystery Box" have fun!! And please let us know what worked best for you!