It’s summer, and for a lucky few, that means… BEACH TIME!
But even if you can’t make it to a sandy shore, you’re kids can learn and explore a bit of the beach in your very own home.
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A Large Tub
Put the sand, rocks and sea shells in the tub. At first, my kids just enjoyed felling all the different textures. We talked about how sand is made up of tiny pieces of broken off rocks and shells. That fascinated them!
After the initial wave of excitement, I decided to give their little fingers a work out. I put various pebbles within a ball of sand. The smaller the object, the more difficult to discover.
They had a great time digging them out and proudly showing off their new treasures to the rest of us. There was plenty of fine motor skills being learned, without them being clued in.
(Eventually some dump trucks moved into the tub and things got really exciting with this beach sensory play!) This worked as a great transition between our rock unit and our beach unit.
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