Unplugged Challenge - Sand
UPDATE 6/22/09: Featured on Crafty Crow - Alphabet Crafts
We were able to participate in the Unplugged Challenge this week. The theme was sand and it reminded me of something I remembered doing in 1st grade. We had trays of sand that we would practice writing our letters with our index finger.
I filled on old cookie sheet with some sand from outside. I then setup our dining room table with our nesting alphabet blocks (these are a great item to have around. created by MOMa and they feature all sorts of amazing art to coordinate with each letter...and includes a guide to each letter and art piece) and the sand tray...then called LittleA to join in on the fun!
We would look at the letter on the block then I would help her do the first one and then she tried the second on her own. I created a line in the sand at the bottom of the try as a guideline for where her letters should end. She was so delighted to see her S in the sand.
and of course it didn't take too long for the whole thing to end in a tiny sand castle building project!
See more clever sand projects here