The first day of summer is just a few days away, and that means it’s probably about time to plan that trip to the beach. Or the pool. Or maybe just a short trip to the sprinkler and sandbox in the backyard.
Regardless of where you choose to enjoy the warm weather, rest assured that your preschooler will have a blast playing with sand and water. Sand and water activities aren’t only fun for your child, but they can be very educational too!
Sand and water activities are a great way for children to explore and analyze their different senses. Additionally, they are subconsciously improving their fine motor skills, creativity, mathematical skills, awareness, and much more.
If you’re looking for some fun activities for your young ones to do, start with a sand excavation! You can hide various items in the sand, then have your child look for them. To add another degree of fun, hide something that has to be put together, like puzzle pieces. That way, they first have to find all the objects, then put it all together to figure out what the discovery is! Another fun activity is using the sand to create different art or sculptures. This could vary from a model of a person to a classic sand castle. When it comes to sand and water, the options are truly endless, and we don’t think your kid will be getting bored any time soon!
If you can’t get to the beach to play in the sand, it’s ok. There are a variety of sand and water tables and accessories available.
Go have some fun outside, and after you are done, let us know what you did in the comment section below!