Sand Games in the kindergarten
When children play with sand or otherMaterials, they actively use their hands, which helps to know the world around them. The well-known teacher of Montessori in the early twentieth century said that when a child is working, he makes himself conscious, he creates himself as a Man. Thus, he makes himself reasonable with his own experience and with his own hands.
Starting games with sand is worth checking out forSafety of the place where children will play. In the kindergarten in the sandbox, of course, it is safe, but if the sandbox is near the house or games are planned on the bank of the river, the sea, then it is necessary to survey the future place for games.
Children in preschool age, being in the children'sGarden, trying to find a way out of their creative energy, that's why very often sand children paint pictures: it can be pictures on sand or they will be painted with sand on a sheet of paper. Creation is so short-lived, so it can be photographed to leave that moment in memory.
In addition, you can do in the sandboxConstruction. Very often children are not interested in playing with ordinary toys, for example, with cars, if there is no appropriate environment. Therefore, we can offer to build a road for games with trucks and other cars - the boys will be delighted. They can build winding roads, tunnels and other elements - this is a very creative process. Girls can build castles from sand. In such a castle they will be able to settle their puppet princess.
In the kindergarten in summer, you can organize andDeveloping games with sand. For example, the caregiver may ask to dazzle from the wet sand the silhouettes of various animals or birds. In the process of creative work, the educator will provide an opportunity for children to relax from moving games, in addition, he will be able to see the level of perception of the external world that has developed for each pupil.
The educator can take plastic plates forSo that then children can bury them in the sand: if you leave a small window, you get a little secret. Such games with sand are very good for the youngest guys. For older children, you can think of other fun: leave fingerprints on the wet sand. Regardless of the games, the result of any creative process can be photographed for memory.
The main goal of any games with sand isThe formation in children of ideas about what features has dry and wet sand, what changes in the shape of sand are, depending on what capacity it is put or poured. Sand in dry form does not keep the shape - it crumbles; The amount of sand can be measured by any vessel (cup, glass) - it can be small or large; It can be poured from one place to another and you can do it with your hands, scoop or spoon.
When the baby pours sand from one container intoAnother or from one place to another with the help of a shovel or just hands, then he can feel and understand the properties and features that dry sand has. Unlike dry, wet sand retains the shape of the container or object, into which it was laid, even if it was released from this object.
You can offer the children to determine the weight of sandOf the same volume but in a different physical state: for this, dry and wet sand should be placed in two identical containers, and then the children will have to determine for themselves - in what capacity the sand is heavier. Wet sand can be placed in several containers of various shapes. After the forms are reversed, the children will see the same number of figures that have the shape of containers. You can invite the children to count the resulting forms. Since the sand does not keep its shape in dry form, it will not be possible to calculate the amount of sand that corresponds to the number of containers - this can be demonstrated to children.