We made lakes and islands on the first day.
On the next day, I remembered to take blue food coloring and small plastic animals with us to the beach which made this activity even more fun!
We made a bay on the 2nd day. I drew the outline with a twig, and the girls dug it out.
We then slowly poured the water into the container. This was a good lesson on erosion because when O(4) poured the water too fast, the land eroded away.
After playing with the bay for a while, O turned it into an island.
We all really enjoyed making landforms, and I think this is something we'll do often this summer! (and I'm so glad that I didn't go to the trouble of making model magic landforms like I planned to years ago...this was much much more fun and engaging for the girls than having premade landforms)