Wet sand? Dry sand? Make a pie sand?

Yesterday Elephants enjoyed investigating and exploring the wet sand…. Jade opened the sandpit, added some metal containers and spoons and then sat back to observe the fun and learning unfurl, as she wanted to see exactly how the children would choose to play; what would they instinctively and naturally choose to do next? They made ‘strawberry’ and ‘chocolate’ ice cream, they made a cake, they then made cupcakes…Some just enjoyed the sensory feedback they got from the wet sand and loved feeling it squishing and squashing between their fingers as they buried their hands. They also discovered that the wet sand was excellent for making marks with their spoons and these were then their ‘roads’ as a whole new level of imaginary play enveloped the sandpit! Xxxx