A sand tray is a great multi-purpose tool. Set one up at home!
In the two variations shown in the video, you’ll see that you can use it for letter or number work by tracing in the sand, or more open-ended quiet work like creating a zen garden.
Start with a wooden tray with handles or the top of a shoe box. Fill it part way with some fine sand, the kind you might find in a craft section. Provide your child with a few items to add to their sand tray, like sticks, rocks or rakes to make designs.
Enjoy your work with a sand tray! Get creative, and remember to follow your child’s interests.
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