- sand tools, such as shovels and buckets
What to do
1. Transition to the outside by giving children sand tools to hold. When everyone has a sand tool, begin walking outside.
2. 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.
3. 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.
-Susan Ribinoff, Wakefield, RI