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Fun with Sand

Legend says that if you bring home sand from a beach, you'll visit that beach again. Whether that's true, collecting sand is a fun way to remember your visits to the beach and to see how sand differs from beach to beach.

Materials
  • Small containers (pill bottles, film canisters, and so on)
  • Labels
  • Pen
  • Camera
  • Magnifying glass

Directions

  1. The next time you go to a beach, have your child fill a small container with sand (or bring home extra sand in a larger container to use for an arts-and-crafts project).
  2. Label the container with the name of the beach and the date.
  3. Help your child take a photo of the beach, too.
  4. Look at the sand with a magnifying glass. Compare it with other samples in your collection. Notice the different colors, textures, and grain sizes.
  5. Store the sand collection on a shelf in your child's room. Every time he looks at it, he'll remember all the fun of his visits to the beach!
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


August 28, 2014



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