Children to compare the difference between wet and dry sand.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old
Estimated Time: < 15 mins
Physical - Fine motor skills
Intellectual - Observing, comparing
Emotional - Engagement
Social - Sharing with family
Provide children with sand toys to investigate the sand. Encourage them to describe what they are doing and how the sand feels.
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?”
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.
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.