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
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