Take sand sensory play to a new level and create a number 100 art project or any other picture you want with your toddler or preschoolers!
Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool.
To create the number 100 out of something.
(Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.)
We discussed it together to decide what to make.
Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!
We decided we wanted to make the number 100 art with dirt. Great opportunity for some sensory play.
Well, its February in Iowa and it just snowed about six inches, so dirt wasn’t to be found.
We settled on sand. (Thankfully, our sandbox has a lid!)
Sand Sensory Play to Make Number 100 Art
Henry created the number 100 art piece while having some sensory play with sand, inside!
It was fun and George even joined in.
For this Number 100 Sensory Sand Play Art Project You’ll Need:
- Black, or dark, thick paper (scrapbook paper or card stock work well.)
- Paint brush
- White, or light colored, crayon
- Small construction trucks (or small sand shovels, spoons or anything to play in the sand and use to get it onto the paper.)
Creating the Art with Sand Sensory Play
First, I had Henry write the number 100 on a piece of scrapbook art paper before the sand sensory play started.
I was amazed at how easy this was for him.
His writing skills have really taken off, even if they aren’t correctly done all the time, I’m still impressed. (He often starts at the bottom of letters and numbers, instead of the top.)
I then traced over it to thicken up the lines.
Henry painted the numbers with glue.
And then the real fun began.
The sand came out.
Let the sand sensory play begin.
Henry decided to dig in it with his backhoe. Loading it up and hauling it to his paper.
This literally took him well over an hour to do.
He covered his numbers with sand, as well as pushing the sand around to make piles and spread it out. He was pretty busy with his sensory sand play.
When all the numbers in 100 were completely covered, he picked up the art and shook it off.
The number 100 art was still there where he painted his glue!