Castles

Once upon a time the children in the land of Imagine thought making castles out of sand would be a lovely way to pass a summers morn.
In preparation for this activity we started looking at pictures of castles and attempted to draw their likeness. 
 
After a few children seemed frustrated by this task yet still very interested we started a conversation about shapes and found shapes in the photos of the castles.
We set out tools for tracing simple shapes.
While castle drawing was taking place, castle building/contructing was a popular activity in our block area.
When we went outside the children were ready to work with the sand.
We asked questions like, "How can we get our structures to stay?","What happens if the sand is too wet or too dry?"
The children worked together and created a beautiful castle.

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