Recently we bought a tub of decorative sand from a car boot sale and decided to use it to make a mini sandpit in a washing up bowl.
First we buried some dinosaur bones (from some used Mini Dig-&-Discover Dinosaur Skeleton kits) in the sand and Sunnyboy used tweezers to excavate them.
Then we made a beach scene by adding some stones and shells, a wooden toy boat and a metal fish.
That night after Sunnyboy went to bed I added some more beach items and some buried treasures for him to find.
Coloured glass stones
Clothes peg spring
Cluedo pieces (Candlestick, Dagger, Lead piping, Revolver, Rope, Spanner)
Monopoly pieces (Racecar, Old boot, Scottie dog, Iron)
I also added a bucket and spade,
and a tin to collect the treasures in.
This was the beach scene, with buried dinosaur bones and treasures, ready for Sunnyboy to play with in the morning.
As a finishing touch I added a tiny bottle with a tiny rolled up map inside.
10 sandpit and sand play links from the Summer Carnival:
DIY Sandbox at The NY Melrose Family
DIY Weekend Sandbox at Making Pinterest My Reality
DIY Portable Sandbox at Raise A Boy
Make your own Moon Sand at Smiling like Sunshine
Sand Play Dough ~ Impressions and Castles at famiglia&seoul
10 tips for taking toddlers to the beach at Rainy Day Mum
Letters at the Beach at LLM Calling
Montessori at the Beach: Numbers and Counters at Living Montessori Now
The Art and Industry of Sandcastles at All Things Beautiful
Permanent Sandcastles at All Things Beautiful
5 beach sensory tub links from the Summer Carnival:
Beach in a Box Sensory Tub at Mama Pea Pod
Ocean/Beach trays at Mama of Many Blessings
Ocean small world play at Rainy Day Mum
Out of the Ocean ~ Story and Small World at famiglia&seoul
Fun with Water Beads: Blue Ocean Sensory Bin at jabberwocky
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