This activity will need some preparation beforehand but it is simple and that children of all ages can enjoy. The green sand is fun alternative to the usual sand play.
You will need:
- Green food colouring
- A range of plastic animals
Mix some green food colouring with a jug of water and pour it over the sand. Use enough water to make all the sand wet then leave the sand to fully dry. Once the sand has dried the children can use it in imaginative play, pretending the sand is grass and using range of animals.
Older children can help prepare this activity by colouring the sand themselves and watching to see when it has dried.
Areas of learning covered:
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Language, Literacy and Communication skills
- Personal and Social development
- Creative development