Build a sand castle while picnic

Picasso in the Sand Using a stick, hands, shovels, or rocks, have kids draw a picture, a word, or letters in the sand.

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Mark the borders before you start work. Step 4 Jiggle. Pick up a plastic set of clubs and balls at your local dollar store or improvise with what you have on hand at the beach. Sand Angels Canadian kids definitely have experience in the art of snow angels. They love digging in the sand. Don't get too disheartened when the first few trials don't look too appealing; patience and a constant hand at it, will help one to make beautiful sandcastles in no time. Your first walls will be small, as they will connect the towers you have already built. The game continues until a certain number of points are reached. Almost as important as understanding how to jiggle is knowing when to stop. Bury your feet in sand and then wriggle them free.

Build multiple towers on your base, then join them together with walls, staircases and bridges. Which brings us to our second rule. Then give arch-building a try. Players then throw their weighted balls and the one who gets their ball closest to the target wins a point.

Build with Pebbles If you are picnicking on a pebbly beach. Hold a competition to see who can make the tallest.

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When the tower starts looking precarious, it's a good sign it's time to stop, mix up the sand in your hole and then start another tower right next to the first one. Dig a channel to the sea so that the water floods in. For basic shaping, almost anything with a thin blade and straight edge will work such as putty knives, paint scrapers and trowels. There are lots of fun beach activities with sand, sea and rocks to keep them busy for hours. Properly mixed sand has the consistency of cake batter. Step 3 Plop the sand into the space between two of your towers. Step 5 Continue working back and forth between the two towers, bringing the ends closer together. You can cut tunnels into walls, or you can carve your name on one.

Step 2 Pull a double handful of wet sand from the hole. Required: a beach towel and beach ball Skills developed: lifting and lowering, motor control of hands and arms This is why successful sand sculptors do not use plastic buckets or other closed moulds but build their shapes by stacking handfuls of wet sand or by tamping it down in a topless and bottomless form.

And if the bubble juice spills on your bathing suit, simply head for the water to wash yourself off.

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Otherwise loose sand will mess up already carved surfaces. Towers Once you have discovered the joy of attaining altitude, there will be no looking back.

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