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Sand and water sensory play activity

 
No time to go to the beach? This sand and water sensory play activity is easy to set up at home and provides hours of imaginative play for young kids. Whether it’s shaping the sand into castles or splashing in the water, it offers endless opportunities for fun and learning as your kids explore these different natural textures
No time to go to the beach? This sand and water sensory play activity is easy to set up at home and provides hours of imaginative play for young kids.

Whether it’s shaping the sand into castles or splashing in the water, it offers endless opportunities for fun and learning as your kids explore these different natural textures.

Sand and water play also encourages young kids sensory development and promotes investigative and unstructured play time.
 

Sand and water sensory play activity


Have a go at making your own sand and water sensory play activity at home.
 

What you’ll need for your sand & water play activity

 
  • Under bed storage box or large shallow container
  • Sea animals and fish
  • Decorative shells or small shells from the beach
  • Play sand
  • Water
  • Blue food colouring (optional)
 

How to set up your sand & water play activity


1. Pour sand out at one end of the storage bin or shallow container.

2. Place your shells at the edge of the sand to act as a barrier between the sand and the water.

3. Slowly pour water into the other end of the storage bin or shallow container. Keep the water level fairly shallow so that it doesn’t go over the sand.

4. Add a few drops of blue food colouring to the water and stir slowly to combine to make it look like the sea. This step is optional.

5. Add the ocean animals and fish to the water and maybe a few small shells to the sand and you’re good to go!
 
Tips for your sand & water play activity
 
  • Add a few drops of washing up liquid to the water to help make washing off the blue food colouring a little easier.
 
  • For added fun, why not give your kids old teaspoons to use for digging in the sand or small toy sail boats to float on the water.
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