Making A Giant Sand Castle

A fun indoor or outdoor, group activity for older children. Although children of all ages can make sand sculptures with a variety of moulds and containers.

You will need:

  • Sand pit or tray
  • Wet sand
  • Buckets
  • Spades
  • Sand moulds
  • Other plastic containers, e.g. yoghurt pots


This activity uses an indoor sand tray or larger sand pit outside filled with wet sand. The children can work as a group to fill the various buckets and containers, then tip them over to create a giant sand castle. Various moulds can be used to promote the children’s imagination. This activity encourages children to communicate with each other and problem solve to create a large sculpture or sand castle. Children can work together to create their own goals or challenges, the largest sandcastles they can or the tallest without falling over.

Younger children will also be able to participate, however the group work aspect will not be present. With younger children show them how to make a sandcastle and encourage them in creating their own small sculptures or castles.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Physical development
  • Personal and Social development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills
  • Creative development
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2 thoughts on “Making A Giant Sand Castle

  1. Hi I think this activity is really good… it has really helped me with my coursework. But why does none of your links on the bottom of the page not work…

  2. Tina..N – Thank you for informing us about the links.

    We have sorted that out now so the links should now work 🙂

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