Writing in the Sand

Activity Items Needed

Sand - or a sunny beach A stick or index finger

Activity Directions

Use a stick to make marks in the sand - vertical and horizontal lines, circles and crosses are good to start with. Encourage your child to copy you then ask him/her to make marks for you to copy. Talk about the marks and letters you make and the movements you do to make them. “I’m starting here, then going down, then stop”. “I’m starting here then going round and round and round”. “I’m going to make M for Mummy”

Activity Tips

Use a stick to make marks in the sand - vertical and horizontal lines, circles and crosses are good to start with. Encourage your child to copy you then ask him/her to make marks for you to copy. Talk about the marks and letters you make and the movements you do to make them. “I’m starting here, then going down, then stop”. “I’m starting here then going round and round and round”. “I’m going to make M for Mummy”