Making Coloured Sand!
June 5, 2015
We know you can buy your own - we do a lovely range! - but there is something amazing about making you sand change colour! As well as being fabulous fun it ticks lots of curriculum boxes!
Take those bright sidewalk chalks , grate and add to sand and make some great colours. All you need to a pack of chalk and a grater - great for teaching safety
Simply grate the chalk into the sand and mix to create coloured sand. Try with dry and wet sand to see the different effect s you can get. Add various chalk colours to investigate colour mixing.
Use Powder Paint!
Powder paint works really well to make a strong vibrant sand colour. Here we have used a fluorescent powder to get a really bright blue colour.
Simply add to the sand and mix! Once you have coloured why not add water and try painting with it - it makes a great textured paint to use with fingers!
But what next?
The coloured sand was fun, did exactly what was expected but then one of our bright little B's thought what about GLITTER??? This was great fun we mixed in gold glitter and happened upon a brilliant sea scene that then turned it a pirate treasure small world! What other things could be mix with the sand or create - lets us know your ideas and we will give them a go...Join us on our next blog to see the what else we did with our sand and rollers, cutters and scrappers.
Brighton Festival Children's Parade 2015
May 5, 2015
Another great Children's Parade to kick off the Brighton Festival. Schools and organisations from across Brighton embraced the theme of "Flight" and created amazing withy sculptures to parade the streets of Brighton with. Big shout out to Same Sky for organising such an inspiring event again!
Make you own Dragon for St. George to slay!
April 24, 2015
Check out our great Flipagram for creating a wonderful paper cup dragon and accompanying Knight to slay him!
- Read and simple story of St. Georges and then ask the children to re-enact it (Great for British Values!)
St. George's Day - Celebrate the patron Saint of England!
April 21, 2015
Amazing facts about St. George - the patron Saint of England. Craft activities to link to St. Georges and the EYFS framework
Why does a learning environment need sand play?
April 16, 2015
Advice on sandpits, including what sand to use, how much you need and how to keep it clean
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