Don't you agree, kids always learn, enjoy & remember better with actual hands-on learning? Earth day being so close we are exploring more about our mother Earth. A hand full of kinetic sand & a container of water (less than half to be precise), kept my boy busy for 3 days straight & still going strong!
We talked about – Island – Lake – Bay – Isthmus – Archipelago – Peninsula – Cape – Gulf. Junior & I thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on & sensory activity. He asked if we could try with real water & sand. I was more than happy to set this up
What We Needed
- Flat Glass container (any baking tray/steel/ plastic container will do).
- Poured little water.
- Gave some kinetic sand.
That's all, we were set!
At first, I added few drops of blue food colour to the water. A tiny bit of Yellow from the kinetic sand (store-bought) & blue food colour turned green, not appealing so a simple hack, I trimmed blue colour craft paper exactly the size of the container and placed it under to give it a beautiful blue hue.
We tried our hands on all the water & landforms we knew talked about them, we created Tsunami even formed Pangaea
Note: I didn't want to mess up our kinetic sand, so I tested a spoon with water before I set this up (it dried up within a night) so it was perfect!
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