Sand and Water Play: Simple, Creative Activities for Young Children

Sand and Water Play: Simple, Creative Activities for Young Children

by Sherrie West, Amy Cox

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Overview


Learn creative new ways to help children think and discover on their own. With over 70 sand and water table ideas, children develop problem-solving skills by applying knowledge, facts, and techniques in their world. Designed for children ages three to six, Sand and Water Play uses fun mediums like aquarium rocks, bird seed, mud, rock salt and more to encourage children to release tension, and become absorbed in an activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876592472
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2001
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Sherrie West has been working with young children and their teachers for the past twenty years. She is a mentor teacher for Head Start at the Ogden Area Community Action Agency. Ms. West trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State University lab school. Amy Cox has been a supervising teacher in the Melba S. Lehner Children's School at Weber State University in Utah for the past nine years. Ms. Cox trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State Unviersity lab school.


Amy Cox has been a supervising teacher in the Melba S. Lehner Children's School at Weber State University in Utah for the past nine years. Ms. Cox trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State Unviersity lab school. Sherrie West has been working with young children and their teachers for the past twenty years. She is a mentor teacher for Head Start at the Ogden Area Community Action Agency. Ms. West trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State University lab school.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Book8
Art Activities
Balls and Paint14
Fingerpainting16
Shaving Cream18
Bubble, Bubble, Print20
Sun Catchers22
Dramatic Play Activities
Baking26
Washing Babies28
Plant Nursery30
Fossils32
Environment Activities
Construction Workers36
Astronauts38
Marine Dock40
Snow42
Cars and Airplanes44
Digging for Dinos46
Homey Habitats48
Outdoors Activities
Backyard Beach Party52
Sand Castles, Canals, and Tunnels54
Sand Stew56
Garden58
Car Wash60
Biggie Bubbles62
Rainbow Maker64
Science Activities
Air Moves Things68
Magnets70
See and Feel72
Float and Sink74
Melting Pot76
Oobleck78
Vinegar and Baking Soda80
Ice Cubes82
Air and Water Wonders84
Test Tubes86
Water Activities
Dump and Fill90
Waterwheels92
Legos and Water94
Tongs and Balls96
Boats98
Pipes and Accordian Tubing100
Miscellaneous Activities
Putty or Dough104
Pumpkins106
Wild and Wacky Word Strips108
Crazy Counting110
Charts
Prediction Chart114
Tally Sheet115
Color Mixing116
Signs117
Recipes
Homemade Silly Putty120
Playdough120
Frilly Bubbles121
Print Maker Bubbles121
Hardy Bubbles121
Brewing Bubbles122
Oobleck122
Salt Paint122
Soap Paint123
Sand Paint123
Index125

Interviews


Teachers and caregivers of children ages 3-6

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