I’m a little addicted to buying second hand items for our nature table, and what I thought would be the biggest hit with my kids, didn’t come close to how much they loved this black bowl filled with sand.
When people say ‘It’s the simple things‘, it truly is.
I’d collected a little bit of white sand from our last trip to the beach and set up this little invitation to play by adding the sand to a big bowl, and scattered natural materials all around it.
What you’ll need:
- Sand (aff.link) – I got some from the beach but this looks similar
- A big bowl (aff.link)- I used a second hand one but I love this wooden one
- Natural materials (see all our suggestions below)
Sand and Natural Materials
This activity didn’t last for days, it lasted for weeks.
Every time I’d walk past, my girls were either enjoying a quiet, calm moment alone, or making new imprints and creating patterns with all the natural materials together.
The funny thing was, it was always calm and quiet.
I ended up getting more of my natural materials out that had been stored away for safe keeping; shells, seed pods and stones all ended up on the table to play with. They’d even gone outside and collected some of their own natural materials.
Add these natural materials to your sand play
This activity is certainly a keeper and so easy to set up. Grab a big bowl, any bowl will do, and some fine sand. Find sand is the best because it’s easier to make and see the imprints in the sand.
Add these gorgeous natural materials to your sand play:
- Rocks and stones
- Seed pods
Your kids will enjoy some quiet play with sand and natural materials, and you’ll love the the peace and quiet yourself!