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13 Apr 2020

Patterns in Sand

Using sand to draw and create artwork is a great sensory alternative to traditional crayons and paper.

Sand provides a fail-free way to explore copying symbols, letters and patterns. As young children enjoy loose parts play, this activity fulfils their natural desire to move around objects.

The open-ended nature of sand play also allows the child to determine their own direction in what they create. As they become more confident and comfortable creating their own designs, encourage them to copy patterns you have - such as dots and lines, or provide them with drawing implements.

Tina Albert, Early Childhood Educator from Milestones Early Learning Keperra, demonstrated some of the ways you can use this tactile experience to explore letters, indigenous symbols and patterns using sand. Watch her instructional video below.
Click on the program below to open a printable PDF version of the Patterns in Sand activity.

Enjoyed this activity? We have a range of Lifelong Learning at Home activity templates created by qualified early childhood educators and professionals for you to use at home!

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