As part of our work with Baker Ross I was recently sent six bottles of coloured sand. We were also sent some sticky easter egg decorations to use with the sand.
Yesterday I set the activity up on the trusty tuff spot and the children set about covering the eggs in different coloured sand. They enjoyed this but they weren’t able to peel them on their own, so their play was interrupted somewhat whilst they waited for me to peel the next bit.
I was quite impressed with how the eggs turned out – they look really good and would be lovely to make bunting with or as hanging decorations over Easter.
After we had made a few of these I poured some of the sand into a plate for them. Using a stylus which had come with the egg decorations they set about making shapes in the sand.
Mr D is really into trying to draw letters and shapes at the moment and really enjoyed this activity, Miss E enjoyed it too as she was able to draw circles and swirls and lines.
They both soon progressed to using their fingers as well as the stylus to make patterns and shapes. This was a really quick and effective way to mark make and to begin to write letters for Mr D.
This is one we will do again soon I am sure as they both enjoyed writing in the sand.