After seeing this awesome idea on I Can Teach My Child, I couldn't wait to do something similar with my class. Our theme was Colors last week and on Friday we discussed the colors blue and purple. So I brought in a big bucket of purple water gems.
pre-made ones. I probably would've had to buy about 5 or 6 containers of those to get the same amount!) I strained the water out and rinsed the beads to make sure they wouldn't stain. The water looked like grape juice! When I got to work on Friday, I hid small animals in the tub.
OK, and so did I!