Imaginative and outdoor play are a priority when it comes to facilitating play opportunities for my kids. Combining them together is gold.
We visited the beach a couple of weeks ago and then I created a beach scene for the kids to play with at home. It’s really so easy and cheap to set up and here is how I did it:
Underbed Storage Container (or other plastic container)
Play Sand (you can get bags from Bunnings and places like that)
Small plastic container (that fits inside the underbed storage)
Blue Food Colouring (optional)
This can be set up on the grass (that way any sand spillage is no big deal) on a patio (where I set mine up; easy to sweep) or other outdoor space.
1. Tip the play sand into the underbed storage container.
2. Put a few drops of blue food colouring into the small container and fill with water. (When only a few drops are used, it’s very diluted and doesn’t tend to stain kids hands). Regular water works well too, but I think it looks fun when it’s blue!
3. Push the sand to one side to make space for the water dish.
4. Add the plastic figurines (a few rocks work well too!)
I purchased the animal figurines from Mini Zoo.