Ideas to explore
quantity, number, position and problem solving language.
| Sandcastle flags
and messy preschool play
Enjoy labelling the sandcastles built in your
sand tray.The following printables can be used to order, number, identify
quantity and assign ownership.
Illustrated sandcastle flags
needed to make the flags
Stick glue, scissors, poles, paper and flag printouts.
Choose a selection of materials to form the flag
poles eg: drinking straws, wooden dowelling, bamboo cane, twigs.
Print the flag images and fold the paper sheet in
Cut the flags so that each is doubled and can be
wrapped around the top of each pole.
Secure in place - back to back with stick glue.
Once the procedure to make the flags is known provide a variety
of materlas for children to choose, cut, rip, wrap and secure, making
their own labelling devices.
| Flags 1 - 6
Flags 7 - 12
Flags 13 - 18
Flags 19 - 20
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and beach themed story book list
and bucket craft outlines
Add literacy to sand and dough play with moulds that support
Use to name the children's sandcastles, turn out and
decorate or use as visual tools for
children to track and trace letter formations with other
markmaking resources in the texture
of the sand's surface. Extend to paint dipping and
mark making on paper.
Lowercase letter moulds for sand and dough and
number sand moulds
Quantity, colour and action to support children's individual
preference, cooperative play and learning through participation.
Stacking cups these are provided
a range of sizes and designs that enable children to experiment with
filling, positioning, building and turning out, supporting mathmatical
development and the repetition of positive experiences involving transportational,
enclosure and enveloping schema.
image istock © Stephen Ludgate
Activity illustrated photo © Silkysteps 2010