I think water beads are absolutely amazing! They keep all three of my kids fully engaged for a while, despite their age differences. And if you ever dug your hands and feet into a tub full of warm, soft water beads, you might find it to be super fun and relaxing too, just like me.
My mindfulness practice this weekend involved playing with water beads with my kids. I did my best to push aside everything that was on my mind, to be there with them fully and enjoy every moment as it presented itself before me. We were all wet by the end of this but those few mindful moments with my kids are so worth it!