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Green Sand Play

This activity will need some preparation beforehand, but it is simple and one that children of all ages can enjoy.

What you need:

  • Green food colouring
  • Water
  • Sand
  • A range of plastic animals

What to do:

  • Mix some green food colouring with a jug of water
  • Pour it over the sand
  • Use enough water to make all the sand wet then leave the sand to fully dry
  • Once the sand has dried the children can use it in imaginative play, pretending the sand is grass and using range of animals

Older children can help prepare this activity by colouring the sand themselves and watching to see when it has dried.