Mark-making in wet sand

Tags: sand, sensory, mark making

Section: Sand and Water

Wet sand in a shallow tub or tray is a great way for children to experiement with making marks.Providing children with a variety of tools allows them to practice making different marks and explore what they can do.

What you need:

  • wet sand
  • shallow tub or tray
  • comb
  • fork
  • playdough cutters
  • patterned rollers
  • pencils
  • sticks

How can this benefit your child's development?

Making marks in sand helps children develop their fine manpulative skills as they handle a range of equipment and develop their control in handling these objects. It gives children the opportunity to practice forming shapes and letters or simply explore with making thier first marks. It is a good way to practice looking at shapes and making patterns.

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