Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Spooky Sand Play!


Recently the Snowdrops have been loving our spooky sand activity! During this activity the children have been developing their fine motor skills using their hands to explore the sand, grasping the grains while also exploring the different tools.  We also enjoyed some tummy time, helping our core strength supporting our upper bodies. The children used their hands to make different marks which was amazing to watch.
We used the skeleton to identify different body parts and had fun pointing them out on ourselves,. One baby enjoyed making connections between the Skelton leg and her own leg by holding their foot up towards the skeletons. The children then turned their attention to filling buckets with sand in different ways using their hands, spoons and a funnel.  To extend this activity further we then enjoyed exploring some damp sand, talking about the difference in texture, using key words such as “cold” and “ wet”.
Lots of love,
Everyone at Leighs xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday