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Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Transition

Content:

The Arts: Dramatic Arts

Area:

Gross Motor

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

sand tools, such as shovels and buckets



Instructions:

Transition to the outside by giving children sand tools to hold. When everyone
has a sand tool, begin walking outside.
More to do Sand Play: Sand and children are a perfect combination. Every year, try to have
sand delivered to the school so the children can dig tunnels, create rivers,
ponds, castles, and more.
More Sand Play: Create a rain barrel out of a plastic barrel. Install a faucet 6”
from the bottom, and put it under a rain gutter so it will collect water. While
some children are digging, others can fill buckets with water and carry them to
the building site.
Author’s Note: I supply fewer shovels than there are children to encourage
sharing, and it is safer, too.


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