Creative ideas with sand
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This article is overflowing with activities using sand including drawing, painting, printing, sculpting, building castles and sandy music.
Writing in the sand
Fill a shallow tray with dry sand. Let children spend time drawing in the sand to create shapes and simple patterns. Try writing letters and numbers. Can they write their name in the sand? Each time the pictures or words can be removed by simply shaking the tray! Try using different tools such as blunt pencils, straws, chopsticks, lolly sticks, twigs, spoons, forks, and so on.
Have a sand castle competition. Provide different-sized buckets, plastic moulds, pots and spades in the wet sand tray. Let children build lots of different types of sand castles: big, small, tall, thin, fat, with turrets and towers, and so on. Add decorations using shells, flags, paper, etc. Go round and judge the castles. Give prizes for the tallest, neatest, prettiest, and most unusual design.
Wet sand art
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