Updated: Dec 29, 2021
Children to compare the differences between wet and dry sand.
Skill Level: Intermediate Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old Estimated Time: < 15 mins Environment: Outdoors
Provide children with sand toys to investigate the sand. Encourage them to describe what they are doing and how the sand feels.
Bring a bucket or basin of water to the sand area. Ask the children what they think will happen if they add water to the sand.
Invite the children to pour water into the sand. Ask them these questions: “What happens to the sand? How does the wet sand feel? Does the wet sand look the same as the dry sand?”
Ask the children to pour dry sand into a strainer or sieve. What happens to the sand? Now invite them to pour wet sand into the same object. Observe the differences.