WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN
Physical - Fine motor skills
Intellectual - Observing, comparing
Emotional - Engagement
Social - Sharing with family
4-5 years old
< 15 mins
What You Will Need
Children to compare the difference between wet and dry sand.
Gather the materials.
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 children what they think will happen if they add water to the sand.
Invite a child to pour it into the sand. Ask: “What happens to the sand? How does the wet sand feel? Does the wet sand look the same as the dry sand?”
Ask 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.