Off to the beach

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

All the favourite sights of the seaside inspire these fun role play and creative activity ideas

Seaside scene

Activities in this article:

  1. Seaside sand land
  2. Making waves
  3. Ice cream shop

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1. Seaside sand land

Create a mini ‘seaside sand land’ for small world play

Understanding of the World

The World

Development Matters: Explore, play and seek meaning in their experience (22–36 months); explain own knowledge and understanding, and ask appropriate questions of others (40–60+ months).

Early Learning Goal: Tlak abut the feature of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

Group size: Small groups.

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