Sparkly, Sandy Writing

You need:

  1. Sand- Enough for a thin layer on a flat tray
  2. Water- Enough to submerge your sand
  3. Glitter- A light sprinkling for attractiveness

How to make it:

  1. Put a thin layer of sand in the bottom of a tray and top with glitter before adding a small amount of water to immerse the sand.

How can it be used to support learning:

  1. Isolating a finger
  2. Making horizontal, vertical and circular movements
  3. Tracking
  4. Hand awareness- where are their hands and how do they move to touch items?
  5. Knowing that their actions produce a result
  6. Exploring different movements/letters/shapes using their finger
  7. Working on moving from left to right when making marks
  8. Making a regular pattern using different types of marks