Drawing Shapes In Wet Sand

This is a simple and fun way for children over the age of two, to increase their familiarity with different shapes and their properties.

You will need:

  • Tray of wet sand

Activity:

Provide the children with a tray of wet sand and encourage them to draw shapes in it. As they draw different shapes talk to the children about the shapes they are drawing and the properties of these shapes, the number of sides and corners they have for example.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Mathematical development
  • Creative development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills
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5 thoughts on “Drawing Shapes In Wet Sand

  1. could you please help me to know the different activities i could do with the children using sand and water play. 4 activities for sand 4activities for water because is my home work

  2. There are a few activities listed on the site for sand and water play, and there are more on the way.

  3. WE ARE LEARNING ARE 2 TO 3 YEAR OLDS ABOUT SHAPE.
    AM EXCITED TO TRY OUT YOUR IDEA OF WET SAND AND LETTING CHILDREN DRAW THERE SHAPES ITS REALLY A GOOD IDEA THANK YOU

  4. this is a very good site.i was just looking through the net and found this.its even better as it tells you what areas are covered.this has made my planning a lot quicker when using the EYFS book.thanx.

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