Holi – Water Balloons Sensory Play | A to Z of Toddler Activities

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Holi - Water Balloons Sensory Play - A to Z of Toddler Activities | Baby & Beyond

N is still too small to play Holi outside, but he has fun with a pichkari during his bath. I am also planning to do a water balloon sensory play activity with him on Holi day. Last year when he was a year old, we filled up his tub with water and added balls from the ball pool to it. This year I am going to use actual water balloons. And since we will be doing this activity in the bath tub with food colouring, it is perfectly mess-free and non-toxic.

Fill different coloured water balloons with a little water (don’t fill them up till they are full and firm, fill them about 3/4th of the way so that they are nice and squishy…that’s the real fun!) Toss them into the bucket or bath tub. Your toddler will have fun splashing around, grabbing the balloons and squishing them. They may even enjoy squeezing the balloons till they burst and watching the water squirting out.

You can add a few drops of food colouring to the water to make it more colourful and Holi-like.

To add to the squishy, slimy sensory experience, you can also toss in a bagful of water beads.

A word of caution: Water beads pose a choking hazard. If your little one is in the phase of mouthing everything, you can try these larger sized water beads or best avoid them altogether.


If you are a parent of a toddler, you know that one of the most frequent questions we have almost on a daily basis is how to keep our toddlers engaged, or what sort of learning games activities can be planned for our kids.

This post is part of a series I am doing on A to Z of toddler activities in 100 words each. Most of these require little to no pre-planning, but wherever any resources are required, I’ll guide you on where you can find those as well.

You can find the complete list of activities here.

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