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Sandy Fun


  • Baby bathtub or large plastic bowl
  • White sand
  • Household items to use in the sand, such as measuring cups, spoons/forks, sifter, small cups, empty clear plastic bottles, strainer


  1. Put about three inches (eight centimeters) of sand in the plastic tub.
  2. Place the sand-filled tub where the children can explore it.
  3. Add a few household items to extend the possibilities.
  4. Ask the children about the sand. How does it feel? How does it move? Can it be measured? Can you build with it?
  5. Add a small amount of water to the sand so the children can mold it.
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