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Shape Preschool Theme Sand Tray Writing

Shape Preschool Theme Sand Tray Writing

I have a confession to make- I rarely remember to allow my kids to use a sand tray. I always have these brilliant ideas and then when the time would come- poof! Thought all gone. For today’s shape preschool theme, I wanted J to practice writing her shapes and I also wanted to see if C (my 2 year old son) would get in on the action.

We did a few shapes preschool theme activities and this sand tray writing was a big hit!

Shapes Books to Check Out

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 My Very Silly Monster Book of Shapes: A Very Silly Monster way to learn all about shapesMy Very Silly Monster Book of Shapes: A Very Silly Monster way to learn all about shapes Walter’s Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesWalter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About Shapes Mouse ShapesMouse Shapes E-Z Page Turners: Shapes (Perfect for Little Fingers!) (iBaby, E-Z Page Turners)E-Z Page Turners: Shapes (Perfect for Little Fingers!) (iBaby, E-Z Page Turners) Paris: A Book of Shapes (Hello, World)Paris: A Book of Shapes (Hello, World) My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd WrightMy First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright Sticker Early Learning: ShapesSticker Early Learning: Shapes DC Super Heroes Colors, Shapes & More!DC Super Heroes Colors, Shapes & More! My Very First Book of ShapesMy Very First Book of Shapes Wipe Clean Workbook Tracing and Pen Control (Wipe Clean Learning Books)Wipe Clean Workbook Tracing and Pen Control (Wipe Clean Learning Books) Lift-the-Flap Tab: Colors, Numbers, Shapes (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books)Lift-the-Flap Tab: Colors, Numbers, Shapes (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books)

 

ITEMS FOR YOUR SHAPES PRESCHOOL THEME WRITING ACTIVITY

  • sand tray
  • sand/ salt
  • shape cards (provided as a download below)

 

FIRST print the shape cards and laminate them for durability. If you choose not to print them on cardstock or laminate them, be prepared for them to look like this:

 

We did a few shapes preschool theme activities and this sand tray writing was a big hit!

 

SECOND set up your sand tray on a flat surface and pour in sand or salt.
If you do not have a sand tray, simply use a regular tray or a shallow dish and pour your sand or salt in that.

 

THIRD demonstrate what needs to be done and then allow your child/student to do the same. Be prepared for them to simply explore the sand for a few moments before they actually do the task.

We did a few shapes preschool theme activities and this sand tray writing was a big hit!

I love providing my printables for free in hopes that your kiddos will love them as much as mine do. Please note that if you do download anything from my site, that you are agreeing to my terms of use and all the other legalities (privacy policy and disclosure policy) that are in place. I am all for sharing but please share the link to this post so that they can download their own copy. Do NOT share the link to the printables themselves. Thanks for walking with me!

 

 

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