With Summer in full swing it's a great time to plan some Fun in the Sun activities. This Beach inspired Sand Tray was created with items I picked up at the Dollar Tree.
This tutorial combines two of my favorite things:
The Beach, and creating Learning activities on a Shoestring Budget.
You will need:
Select 10 Shells, and Label the Inside of each shell with a number from 1-10. This activity can be expanded to include more numbers (1-20, Letters, or even Shapes).
Pour your Sand into your tray and display your shells around the outside.
How to use:
The Children can take turns flipping over the Shells and writing the matching number in the Sand.
You can also use this activity to practice counting, or for a more advanced activity
you can practice adding or subtracting.
To smooth the sand, you can teach the Children how to gently "sweep" the sand smooth
with the Paintbrush.
Here are some books to enhance your Sand Tray Experience:
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