Sand from the sandpit, PVA glue (we diluted ours with water) and paper or stiff board are all that is needed to kick start a wonderfully creative and sensory experience for preschoolers.
Drizzle the glue on the paper. This is fun. You can make many interesting patterns, and as anyone who has ever come into contact with children knows, glue is irresistible.
Sprinkle the sand to the glue.
Get out the brooms and have a sweeping party - creating can be a messy business!
Our kids loved doing this so much that I have been thinking of some other ways to add sand to creative experiences. So far:
- add sand to tempura paint for easel painting
- add sand when making play dough
- set up a potion making station that includes sand
What else? Ideas?