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Sand Painting

Shake up a simple picture.
 

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Creativity
Fine Motor Skills

What you need:

  • Sand 
  • Glue 
  • Cardboard 
  • Empty salt or oatmeal container 
  • Tape 

What to do:

  1. Prepare by poking holes in one end of an empty salt or oatmeal container. Fill with sand, and seal up the opposite end with tape.
  2. Use glue to make a design on the cardboard. This could involve geometric shapes, pictures (such as a house), or simple patterns.
  3. Help your child shake sand onto the cardboard. After the glue is covered, pick up the cardboard, and shake off the excess glue.
  4. After the glue dries, discuss the shapes with your child. What can she find? Straight lines? Circles?

Learning benefits:

  • Develops fine-motor skills 
  • Enhances creativity 
  • Supports language development

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