Cure the post-summer blues by building a sand(paper)castle
Discovery Place Kids Huntersville
Have the post-summer blues and longing for another long weekend at the beach? No problem! This shape and sensory activity will bring the fun of building a sandcastle to your home (minus the sandy mess).
- Sandpaper (leftover or worn-out sandpaper works great)
- Construction paper
- Use the marker to draw shapes on the smooth side of the sandpaper. This is great practice for kids learning their shapes.
- Cut out the shapes. Depending on the sandpaper this can be a little tricky and might need to be done by an adult.
- Now build your sandcastle! Move the shapes around to build different sandcastles and once you’ve built your favorite design, glue it onto the construction paper.
Pssst… If you have a road trip planned, glue magnets to the back of the sandpaper shapes and pack them and a metal cookie sheets in the car to keep kids busy on the way.