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)
What a great idea. We'll have to do that in the sandbox this summer.ReplyDelete
I love this idea. Looks like lots of fun!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this idea! It's so much simpler than creating your own landforms and even more fun ... nothing like learning at the beach! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page. Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.comReplyDelete
This is a great idea. It looks like the kids loved it!ReplyDelete
I love this idea!! it's better than the playdoohReplyDelete
I just featured your photo and post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/08/15/montessori-monday-land-water-forms-at-beach/ReplyDelete
What a fun post to revisit! I just featured your photo and post again in my latest post: Montessori Monday - Easy DIY Land and Water Forms at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/07/02/montessori-monday-easy-diy-land-and-water-forms/ReplyDelete
You are so creative!! What a great idea!!ReplyDelete