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We have the usual different sizes of buckets, spades, sieves, rakes as well as a wheel and sometimes put in animals. We have experimented with dry fine sand and then wetting it a few weeks later. Is there anything else we could try? In the outside sand tray we have had shells and stones.

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Oops forgot about the lorries and diggers which we have out at the moment with wet sand!

 

We have tried the yoghurt pots but they split very quickly. Could you elaborate on what small world items you have used. Did you use ordinary cutlery or child sized cutlery?

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Hi yes real cutlery, the yoghurt pots can split after awhile, i got some great small bowls from Ikea and the £1.00 shop have picnic type containers.

What about using plastic flowerpots, straws etc.

We have had miniature dinosaurs, zoo animals, vehicles, playmobile, reptiles, the magnetic numbers and letters, anything really that you can easily rinse off can be used as an enhancement in the sand area.

Have fun. :o

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We have our sand tray near the junk modeling area the children tend to take the tubs, pots boxes etc into the sand. they really love it.

We also have meausring jugs in the sand box, this helps with PSRN, using numbers and words such as full half full etc.

Hope this helps.

:)

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Hi,

we regualry put out a large cement tray with a mountain of sand in the middle(wet). We dont use the normal sized buckets and spades. I went to pound land and bought a tiny bucket and spade set which had sweets in it. The bucets are about 6cm tall and with it comes a tiny rake, spade and scoop. We then added tiny lids from milk bottles, hairspray lids, and those stacking cups that babies use also from pound shop!! all different shapes and sizes. The kids loved making miniture sandcastles. They also had some mini flags with numbers on so they could rank them in size order. very good for fine motor. A few days later we added tiny gold stones, conkers and glass nuggets along with tong (bought from the range 99p each) the children had to collect and sort the items using the tongs.

 

Hope this helps

 

Stacey

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